An official said a grenade and a car bombing were used to attack the Southern Border Provinces Administration Center in the capital city of Yala province.
South Thailand has struggled grip of a bloody insurgency, with the latest deaths a result of the largest attack in recent memory.
One of the explosions damaged the Golden Mermaid statue in Songkhla province while the second took place 300 metres away near another statue. Another three explosive devices were found nearby and destroyed.
The blasts struck on the outskirts of Pattani, one of three southern provinces battered by a long-running insurgency
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