Thailand tourists injured in double bombing at resort town

[Breaking news update, posted at 10:30 p.m. ET]

At least one person was killed and four injured Friday after two blasts occurred in southern Thailand’s Surat Thani Province, according to Police Captain Chavalit Chanmornoi.

The Friday explosions come after two bombs exploded in the resort town of Hua Hin late Thurdsay.

[Previous story, posted at 10:13 p.m. ET]

Two bomb blasts went off in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin as foreign tourists were leaving local bars to go back to their hotels late Thursday, a police official said.

At least 11 people — mostly foreign visitors — were injured and a woman who had a food vending cart in front of a bar was killed, according to Police Lieutenant Colonel Samoer Yoosumran.

“The bombs were planted on the street where most of the customers are foreigners,” Yoosumran told CNN. “And they went off while foreigners started to leave the bars and go back to their hotels.”

A popular resort town

Hua Hin is a popular coastal resort, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of the Thai capital, Bangkok.

The city is home to many international hotel chains, including the Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt.

It’s also home to the Klai Kangwon Palace, the seaside residence of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The palace is located less than a mile (about 2 kilometers) from the bombing site.

Twin blasts

Both bombs were planted inside tree pots, about 164 feet (50 meters) away from each other, near a bar called Johnny’s 56, Yoosumran said.

The first bomb went off at around 11 p.m. local time. The second exploded a few minutes later, Yoosumran said.

Edwin Wiek, who has lived in Thailand for almost 30 years, said one bomb was near the London Bar, not far from the Hua Hin Beach.

He tweeted a photo of a planter that was blown apart in one of the blasts.

A video he took shows an emergency responder examining items found on the ground next to a food cart.

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