Talks between the Thai junta and an umbrella group claiming to represent the rebel foot-soldiers have staggered along for years without any result. Both parts reject any international implication to mediate conflict. This attack hit the town of Pattani around 2pm with two bombs going off outside the Big C, a busy supermarket near the town centre. The first device was packed inside a motorcycle in the car park and the second was a car bomb. Deputy national police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen told the media that 51 people were injured by the blasts, four of them seriously. Police were on the scene when the second blast struck. Bomb attacks have claimed more than 6,800 lives since 2004 in Thailand.