Motorcycle repair shop damaged by bomb in Songkhla

Motorcycle repair shop damaged by bomb in Songkhla

The Watchana motorcycle shop in Chana district of Songkhla is damaged after a fire broke out following a bomb explosion on Sunday. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)
The Watchana motorcycle shop in Chana district of Songkhla is damaged after a fire broke out following a bomb explosion on Sunday. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)

SONGKHLA: A fire broke out in front of a motorcycle repair shop in Chana district of this southern province early on Sunday following a bomb explosion, damaging six motorcycles and the shop front.

Police believed the fire was started by an incendiary bomb that went off in front of the motorcycle repair shop in tambon Ban Na at about 5am.

A team of administrative officials and defence volunteers, led by assistant district chief Chalermchai Wisuthichanon, rushed to the scene on being informed of the incident.

While the team was about 500 metres from the shop, a roadside bomb exploded, but nobody was hurt. An armoured vehicle they were travelling in was slightly damaged.

Explosive ordnance disposal police arrived shortly afterwards, along with from officials from the 9th Forensic Centre.

The Songkhla provincial police headquarters subsequently alerted security units in Chana, Sabayoi, Thepha and Nathawi districts to be on the lookout for possible violence.


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