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The Situation in Southern Thailand and around Yala also.

The 2007 South Thailand bombings were a series of bombings that hit Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla and Yala during the Chinese New Year celebrations on February 18 and 19. At least seven people were killed.

The bombings were the first time the rebels had simultaneously struck all four southern provinces. The attacks on Sunday and early Monday targeted mostly residential and business establishments owned by Buddhists or ethnic Chinese.

The synchronized bombings targeted hotels, karaoke bars, power grids and commercial sites. Two public schools were torched.

Then head of the Thai government, junta chief Sonthi Boonyaratglin and his Interior Minister Aree Wongsearaya admitted that they knew in advance that attacks were going to take place, then failed to prevent them taking place.

In nearby Narathiwat province, at least one person was killed and ten were wounded in blasts at five karaoke bars in the border town of Sungai Golok. Local schools and mosques in Narathiwat were also burnt.

Over ten bombs exploded in Yala province injuring at least 23 people in and around Yala's provincial capital, according to a witness at the main hospital. Local officials ordered Yala residents to stay home to avoid more bomb attacks during night.

In Pattani province, police Radio said Pattani's provincial capital fell dark after a bomb knocked out a power station.

Yala  is a city and seat of Sateng sub district ( Tambon ), Mueang Yala District, Yala Province, southern Thailand. The provincial and district capital, it is located 137 kilometres by road southeast of Hat Yai.

The eastern part of the city is part of the neighbouring Tambon of Sateng Nok. As of 2010 the Tambon had a total population of 76,853, up from 65,503 people reported in 2005. It lies on the border with Pattani Province in the north of Yala Province.

It lies along Thailand Route 4106, south of Khao Tum and north of Krong Pinang and has a railway station on the Yala Railway. The city is heavily planned and the centre is circular.

Yala Province, Page 8, The situation in Southern Thailand ( part 2 )