A bomb in Thailand’s troubled Pattani province has killed three people and injured four others.
The attack is the latest in a series of violent incidents that began in January 2004 in Thailand’s southern Satun, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat provinces, as Muslim militants battled government troops.
The bomb attack in Pattani’s Kapho district targeted self-defense volunteers.
Security official said a bomb containing about 15 pounds of explosives was packed into a fire extinguisher and buried under a road in Ban Koli village of tambon Talo Dueraman. The device was detonated by wire from a rubber plantation about 650 feet away as civilian security volunteers passed by in their truck, The Bangkok Post reported Tuesday.
In another incident in neighbouring in Yala municipality, a woman was shot in the head and seriously wounded. Police said a motorcycle rider shot Mayuree Sai-uma.
Investigators are reportedly questioning how, since Mayuree worked as a cleaner at a Yala municipality office, $3,100 was found in her car by police looking into the attack.