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Two soldiers wounded in new wave of blasts in Southern Thailand

A new wave of blasts were recorded on Monday morning in Thailand, for the second consecutive week. Two marines were wounded in the Southern part of the country, after two road bombs went off in in Bacho district of Narathiwat province. The explosions targeted a group of eight Thai soldiers travelling by motorcycle.

The first blast took place as the convoy passed and injured the two soldiers, while the second explosive device detonated ten minutes later, targeting the response teams that intervened at the site. No one was wounded in the second blast. According to investigators, the road bombs were home-made, with explosives stuffed in metal containers.

The attack came hours after a series of small bombings targeted a number of shops in Yaha municipality, with four explosions and one bomb defused by pyrotechnicians. The latest bombings conclude one of the most violent weeks in Thailand, after the terror attack in Bangkok, almost a year ago. Four people died in a wave of bombings in seven provinces of Thailand on Thursday and Friday, bombings that targeted some of the country’s best-known tourist destinations, like Hua Hin and Phuket.

Thai authorities are pursuing several leads in their search for the attackers. At least one man was arrested in conjunction with the bombing in Hua Hin, while others have been detained, but haven’t been officially charged. Officials have also called for Malaysia’s help in the investigation, after one cell phone used in the bombings and recovered almost intact in the popular island of Phuket was discovered to be registered with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, a regulatory body overseeing communications in Malaysia, including phone and online activities.

The recent attacks are the bloodies since the Bangkok terror attack of August 17, 2015. Twenty people were killed and 125 others were wounded in a blast at the Erawan Shrine in Thailand’s capital.

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David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online (""); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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