Thai police arrested a suspect linked to Muslim separatists in connection with the series of explosions in tourist towns in August that killed four people and wounded dozens, including foreigners.

Abdul Kadae, the suspect who was detained on Saturday, was the first person to be arrested in connection with the blasts. The police have issued several warrants after the explosions.

"The suspect is currently in military custody where he is being interrogated," Krisana Pattanacharoen , the deputy spokesman of police told Reuters.

The police said Kadae was from Pattani, which is one of the three troubled, Muslim-majority provinces in the far south of predominantly Buddhist Thailand. They also said that he had connections to separatists.

Although, the authorities did not elaborate on this but said he was suspected of arson in Trang province as a part of the Aug 11-12 series of attacks.

Reports said that Kadae can be held in military custody for up to seven days and later he will be allowed to access a lawyer.