(updated 09:55 20.04.2017)
One of the attacks targeted a police station in Narathiwat province, resulting in two policemen becoming injured from a grenade explosion.
The local police believe that the attacks were committed by members of Muslim separatist movements operating in those provinces.
Thailand’s southern-most Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani provinces are majority-Malay and predominantly Muslim, while the rest of the state’s provinces are mostly populated by Buddhists.
The southern region has seen low-level insurgency since the 1940s, but the violence escalated in the early 2000s, claiming 6,500 lives over the course of more than ten years. The provinces have been in a state of emergency since 2004 due to activities of the separatists, who want to restore the formerly semi-independent Sultanate of Pattani.
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