3 bombs explode in Yala, 2 others defused

3 bombs explode in Yala, 2 others defused

An explosive ordnance disposal team prepare to destroy the unexploded bomb found in front of a shop in Yaha district on Monday morning. (Photo by Maluding Deeto)
An explosive ordnance disposal team prepare to destroy the unexploded bomb found in front of a shop in Yaha district on Monday morning. (Photo by Maluding Deeto)

YALA -- Three home-made bombs exploded at separate spots in Yaha district on Sunday night, but caused no casualties, police said.

The first bomb went off about 7.30pm in front of a gold shop in the district town, damaging the shop's signboard.

About five minutes afterward, the second bomb exploded at a stationery shop on Pipat Thani road.  The third occurred about five minutes later in front of a newspaper shop opposite Yala police station.

No-one was hurt in the three explosions.

Police said two suspicious objects were also found near where the blasts occurred.  The spot was sealed off, for a bomb disposal team to examine the objects on Monday morning.

On Monday morning, an explosive ordnance disposal team was despatched to the scene to examine the two objects.

The first object was cylinder-shaped and contained a home-made bomb weighing about 5 kilogrammes.  The bomb was timed to explode at 7.45pm but failed to function.  It was moved to a field in front of the Yaha district office and destroyed.

The other object found in front of the gold shop was also a bomb.  The team defused it.


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