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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, Hua Hin (Daily News via AP)

A coordinated bombing attack on Thailand beach resorts kills 4, dozens more wounded


At least four people were killed and dozens more tourists wounded in a coordinated series of bombings in Thailand.

Eleven bombs exploded in the popular vacation cities of Hua Hin, Phuket, Surat Thani and Trang. The perpetrators and motivations behind the attacks remain unknown. 

Travel warnings

Local police said four of the wounded tourists were from Germany, three were from the Netherlands, two were from Italy and one was from Austria. The names and nationalities of the dead were not immediately available.

Many foreign governments, including the United States, have issued warnings encouraging travelers to avoid the affected areas of Thailand. 

A coordinated bombing attack on Thailand beach resorts kills 4, dozens more wounded

Video: Thai authorities look for clues and search from more potential "trashcan bombs." 

Thai military, tourist dollars

The bombings occured one week after the Thai military, which took control of the country in a coup two years ago, barred political opponents from campaigning against a successful referendum that granted them more power.

Thailand's economy has been shrinking since the military seized power in 2014. However, the tourism industry has continued to be one of the few areas of growth, with more than 14 million people visiting in May 2016 compared to nearly 30 million in all of 2015.

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