Security cameras may shed light on bombing in southern Thailand
Officials have found clues in their hunt for car bombers who attacked Sungai Kolok district on Friday, said Narathiwat Governor Apinant Suethanuwong. He said security camera footage has provided clues about the car bombers, but did not give further details.
The bombing happened about 6:15 a.m. on Friday, wounding eight people. Police said the explosion came from a 50 kg gas cylinder placed inside a pickup truck that was parked in front of Pro Computer and OA Thailand Co on Charoen Khet Road. The blast completely destroyed the truck, damaged three cars and a motorcycle parked nearby and set on fire the building of the company which occupies four adjoining units of four-story shophouses.
Governor Apinant said attackers often launched attacks in key locations during busy times of the day - early in the morning, at noon and in the evening. He said additional female military rangers would be brought in to help with security operations.
Meanwhile, a storeroom at the Ban Pa Phai rubber fund cooperative in tambon Tanyonglimor of Rangae district in the same province was torched at about 11:30 p.m. on Friday.
In another incident which occurred almost at simultaneously, two gunmen on a motorcycle sprayed bullets at a tea shop in Cho Airong district, seriously wounding Ahayagri Maming, 48.
Police believed the two incidents were the work of southern
Yesterday morning, two soldiers were seriously wounded in a roadside bombing in Narathiwat's Muang district. Six soldiers of a security unit were patrolling a local road on three motorcycles at about 9 a.m. when a bomb went off.
Police said the five-kilogram home-made device buried on the roadside was detonated remotely by mobile phone. Pvt Arisman Wayeng, 23, and Pvt Sangworawut Ngamprom, also 23, were wounded.
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