One defence volunteer was killed and nearly 20 people including passengers and train staff were wounded, many seriously, in a bomb explosion that hit a local train in Ruso district in Narathiwat province on Sunday morning.
Pol Lt-Col Jakrit Wongprommet, deputy chief of Ruso police station, said the incident occurred at about 7.30am when a bomb planted on the railway track at the Bukit Yure station near Ban Salo in Ruso district was detonated while the Yala - Sungai Kolok train No 453 stopped at the station.
The bomb, which was made of a gas cylinder and weighed about 100kg, exploded. The militants who laid in wait near the station then opened fire.
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