Narathiwat bomb injures toddler
- Published: 23/02/2013 at 08:50 PM
- Online news:
A three-year-old child was among three people injured when a 7-Eleven store in Narathiwat was rocked by two explosions on Saturday.
The wounded were identified as Muhammadsorbri Marong, 34, a village defence volunteer, Thanuthan Mareh, 27, a military ranger, and three-year-old Afhal Jehnae.
Police said insurgents detonated the first bomb inside a trash bin in front of the convenience store in tambon Tanyongmas of Rangae district about 4.20pm.
Minutes later they set off a second bomb, planted inside a motorcycle. The victims were nearby when the explosions took place.
A pickup truck and four motorcycles parked in the area were also damaged.
Police said footage from a CCTV camera nearby showed that two teenagers riding a motorcycle had planted the two bombs. The store is located close to a military base in tambon Tanyongmas.
In Pattani, two people were seriously injured in a drive-by motorcycle shooting. And in Yala, militants set off a bomb at a telephone booth on the side of the Yala-Betong Road. Nobody was injured.
Meanwhile, security measures have been beefed up in Hat Yai amid intelligence reports of possible attacks around.
Authorities will conduct a drill on Tuesday in front of the Lee Gardens Hotel, where three people were killed and 350 injured when a car bomb exploded on the premises on March 31 last year.