First tourist town blast suspect arrested in Thailand

Thai authorities have arrested the first suspect linked to a string of bomb and arson attacks that rocked southern tourist towns last month, a police officer said on Saturday.

The coordinated blasts erupted across seven provinces on August 11-12 1 , killing four and injuring dozens, including foreign tourists.

One suspected arsonist was arrested yesterday in his hometown in Pattani Assistant national police chief Suchart Theerasawat No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing spree but analysts say it bore the hallmarks of ethnic Malay Muslim insurgents behind a 12-year rebellion concentrated further south.