Thai police during a patrol (Illustrative photo: AFP/VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) - Security in southern Thailand has been reinforced following a series of bombings hitting Satun and Phatthalung provinces last weekend.

The blasts took place on March 9 and 10 with no casualties or injuries reported. However, they caused significant damage to public and private properties in the two localities, which had never been attacked by insurgents before.

Local media reported that homemade bombs detonated at 11 spots in Phatthalung, which is 850km to the south of the capital Bangkok. Meanwhile, in Satun, police found seven other explosive devices, of which five went off.

Both provinces are not far from Songkhla, a southernmost province of Thailand prone to repeated attacks by insurgents in recent years.-VNA