My source, RV in Thaliand, reports that today's coordinated attacks with (so far) reports of ten dead and more than a hundred injured (many critically) have shaken ordinary Thais in a way that the daily attrition of a killing or two has not previously accomplished. She says "Thailand will never be the same again."
I'm not saying that this is Thailand's 9/11 moment, but knowing the Thais and their culture it could be perceived in a similar way. The scale of the attack, deaths and injuries far exceed anything seen before, and reports in the Thai media predict the death toll will at least double. As you'll see in the linked Bangkok Post article, the big bombings were in addition to the normal daily routine of individual killings and bombings in the South.
These photos were culled these photos from various Thai message boards, taken by people at the bombing scenes. I will keep Atlas readers updated on the jihadist attacks in Thailand.
Yalta Blasts Kill 10 Bangkok Post
Three bomb attacks minutes apart killed 10 people and wounded more than 100 on Saturday in the heart of Yala in the insurgency-hit far south.
The blasts took place within a 10-minute span near the Ruam Mitr intersection in the main business centre of Yala municipality around noon as families were out shopping, in the most deadly attack in five years in the Muslim-majority South.
A nurse in the emergency unit of Yala provincial hospital told AFP that there were nine dead and 112 wounded people had been admitted, but police later said the death toll had risen to 10.
The Public Health Ministry said 10 people were in critical condition with severe burns.