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Motorcycle bomb kills boy in Thailand's south

Motorcycle bomb kills boy in Thailand's south

Police say suspected militants in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south have detonated a motorcycle bomb that killed a 9-year-old boy and wounded 10 other people.
Police Col. Tuanday Juthanan said Thursday the insurgents hid an improvised bomb on a motorcycle near a commercial district in the city of Pattani and set it off during lunch break.
He said the explosion killed a 9-year-old boy and wounded 10 other people, all civilians. He said the boy died while being rushed to a nearby hospital.
The explosion also damaged seven cars and three motorcycles that were parked in the area.
Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat are the only Muslim-dominated provinces in the predominantly Buddhist country.
More than 5,000 people have been killed since an Islamist insurgency erupted in the sub-region in 2004.


Updated : 2021-04-12 15:59 GMT+08:00