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South Thailand has struggled grip of a bloody insurgency, with the latest deaths a result of the largest attack in recent memory.
Two soldiers and two armed civilian volunteers were killed in the bombing and shooting attack at a checkpoint in Pattani province late on Tuesday.
"Red flag" warnings remain as the first tropical storm in 30 years heads into the Andaman Sea leaving behind a trail of homes damaged by fallen trees or blown-off roofs.
Officials say the person killed was among the crew of a fishing boat that capsized in winds near the coast of nearby Pattani province. Authorities suspended airports and ferry services ahead of Thailand's first tropical storm in three decades.
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.
Rescuers have resumed a search for those still missing from the sunken vessel which capsized in rough waters on Thursday carrying 93 Chinese tourists and 12 Thai crew and tour guides in one of Thailand's worst recent accidents.
The boat carrying dozens of Chinese tourists was hit by massive waves off the Thai tourist island of Phuket, prompting a rescue operation that stretched into the night and left authorities scrambling to respond.
The Moken, a nomadic seafaring people who live among the 800 islands that dot the Myeik archipelago and neighbouring southern Thailand, are fast losing out to the commercial fishing industry.
Most of the wounded were discharged after receiving treatment, but 21 with more serious injuries remain in hospital.
Pangolins are considered the most trafficked animal in the world and its scales are highly prized in some countries for their unproven medicinal properties.
The blasts struck on the outskirts of Pattani, one of three southern provinces battered by a long-running insurgency
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