A potentially powerful home-made bomb and two bottles of benzene, believed to be part of a plot to create unrest, were found by a roadside in Yala province yesterday morning.
Police bomb experts rushed to Tuebor intersection in tambon Sateng Nok in Muang district about 6.30am after being alerted about a suspicious-looking plastic box hidden in a rubbish bin.
The box, containing a home-made bomb weighing over 5kg, was deactivated. The two bottles of benzene, each containing one litre of the petrochemical, were also found in the bin.
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