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Two policemen injured in south Thailand's Yala bombing

(Xinhua)

14:00, August 08, 2011

Two border patrol policemen were wounded in an explosion at a convenience store near the Southern Border Provinces Police Command Center (SBPPC) in Thailand's southernmost province of Yala Monday morning.

The two injured police officers, identified as Pol Sen Sgt-Maj Somwong Niraro and Pol Sen Sgt-Maj Nipatporn Kosuma, were going to buy something at the store when assailants detonated the bomb planted at the opposite site.

Bomb squad said the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighed about 3-5 kilograms and was set off by a radio signal.

Vehicles and nearby buildings were also damaged.

Police are currently checking closed-circuit television (CCTV) coverage to identify the instigators, but the police believe Madaree Arong's group might be behind the attack as they are active in the area.

Since January 2004, over 4,400 people have been killed and more than 7,200 others injured in over 10,000 violent incidents instigated by suspected secessionists in the Muslim-dominant southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat which were once independent sultanate of Pattani before being annexed by predominantly Buddhist state in 1909.

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