Truck bomb kills one in Thai south, 13 wounded

YALA, Thailand - A retired teacher was killed and 13 villagers wounded when a truck bomb exploded on Thursday in Thailand's restive Muslim south, the latest in a wave of separatist violence in the region bordering Malaysia.
Police blamed ethnic Malay rebels for the bombing in front of a public health office in Pattani, one of three provinces gripped by eight years of separatist unrest.
The bomb was hidden inside a pickup truck and damaged 10 other vehicles, police said. Of the 13 wounded, three were in critical condition.
In a separate attack in neighboring Narathiwat province, two soldiers were injured when a roadside bomb exploded during a routine patrol.
The increase in violence come amid outcry among local Muslims after army rangers in Pattani shot dead four villagers they suspected were insurgents on Jan. 29.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use and privacy policy