Wave of blasts kills one, injures several in southern Thailand
At least one person was killed and several others were injured when a wave of blasts took place in Thailand’s Pattani province on Wednesday night and Thursday, reported Reuters. As many as 11 policemen were injured in Yaring district where at least 10 bombs went off, including two at cash dispensing machines.
A military spokesperson said a civilian was killed in one of the blasts that took place near a hair-dressing shop. “The people causing the trouble want to show they are still active,” said Colonel Yuthanam Phetmuang, deputy spokesman for the military’s Internal Security Operations Command. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far.
The province is one of the three Muslim-majority regions in the country. More than 6,500 people, including Buddhist monks, teachers, troops and separatist insurgents have been killed in the area in violence related to resistance to the ruling government since 2004.