Four bombs explode in Pattani, district chief wounded

Four bombs explode in Pattani, district chief wounded

Explosive ordnance disposal police gather evidence at a site in Yaring district in Pattani province where a bomb went off on Sunday. (Photos by Abdulloh Benjakat)
Explosive ordnance disposal police gather evidence at a site in Yaring district in Pattani province where a bomb went off on Sunday. (Photos by Abdulloh Benjakat)

PATTANI: The district officer and a woman were slightly injured in two bomb explosions which occurred in Yaring district on Sunday morning, police said.

The first bomb went off at about 8.25am at a signboard in front of Yaring School in tambon Yamu. A woman, Somjin Suebprasit, 57, was slightly injured in the explosion.

The second blast occurred at about the same time on a road by Yaring School. Adul Meensen, the Yaring district officer, sustained a minor injury.

About an hour later, another two bombs exploded in tambon Khao Tum of Yarang district. The first blast was from a bomb placed in the basket of a bicycle parked on Highway 410 and the second from a small bomb laid at a spot about 100 metres away.

There were no reports of deaths or injuries in the latter two explosions.

Earlier, at about 5.30am, a suspicious object was found on Tha Sadet road in tambon Taluban of Sai Buri district. Police went to the scene to examine the object, and found it was a pipe bomb. It was subsequently defused.

Two other bombs were also reported to have been found at three other spots in the Taluban Municipality. Police were investigating.

A device used to detonate a bomb is found in Yaring district in Pattani province on Sunday.


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