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Bombs wound four in Thai south after polls end

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BANGKOK, Apr 2 (Reuters) Two bombs detonated by mobile phones exploded in Thailand's rebellious Muslim far south today after voting ended in the country's general election, wounding four security personnel, police said. The first bomb exploded at the entrance of a school used as a polling station in the largely Malay-speaking district of Joh Airong, wounding two soldiers carrying ballot boxes to a car, police said.

About two km away, a second bomb exploded at another polling station and wounded two policemen, they said.

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who called the poll three years early, is very unpopular in the three southernmost provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 1,100 people have been killed in a two-year separatist insurgency.

REUTERS CH BST1450

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