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Cops narrow search for blast culprits

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  • Writer: Muhammad Ayub Pathan & Patsara Jikkham
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Insurgents operating in Than To district of Yala and those in Muang district were responsible for a string of explosions in downtown areas of this southern province, police believe. 

Yala police chief Songkriat Wathakul yesterday called a meeting with police investigating the bomb blasts that rocked downtown Yala on Sunday and Monday.

In one of the attacks, a powerful bomb, weighing at least 100 kilogrammes and placed in a cooking gas cylinder, had been planted in a white Mazda BT 50 pickup truck parked in front of Racha furniture shop on Siroros Road in Muang district on Sunday. The bomb went off, killing one person and injuring at least 28 others. Soon afterwards, a motorcycle bomb exploded in front of the Fasai shop on the same road, but caused no injuries.

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