Bomb blast in Thailand's restive south seriously injures two

18:27, November 04, 2010      

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One person was seriously injured while another maimed as two improvised explosive devices (IED) went off in southern Narathiwat province.

A 62-year-old man was seriously wounded as an IED planted in a rubber plantation in Bacho district exploded while his motorcycle was also damaged.

Initial investigation suggested that the bomb was contained in plastic pipe and weighed around three kilograms.

Shortly after the first explosion, the second IED, planted 30 meters away, went off and maimed a local who was on his way back home after going to observe the first incident. He was urgently admitted to hospital as his leg was cut off in the blast.

More than 4,100 people have been killed in the insurgency which revived in 2004 in the Muslim-dominated provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat. The region had been once independent sultanate of Pattani before it was annexed by the predominantly Buddhist state in 1909.

Source: Xinhua


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