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Southeast Asia
Railway bomb kills 3, injures 35 in southern Thailand
2012-11-19
Three defense volunteers were killed and 35 people including passengers and train staff were injured, many seriously, in a terrorist bomb blast that hit a local train in Rueso district in Narathiwat province on Sunday morning.

The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. when a bomb planted on the railway track at the Bukit Yure station was detonated while the Yala-Sungai Kolok train stopped at the station. After the explosion, terrorists militants hiding nearby opened fire at the station.

The blast left a hole about 3 meters in diameter and 2 meters deep in the rail track. Two passenger cars were derailed. Train services on the route were suspended.

In Narathiwat's Rangae district, a woman was killed and her son seriously injured in a terrorist gun attack on Sunday morning.

Halimo Royi and her son Abdulloh were returning home from work at a rubber plantation on a motorcycle. Two terrorists men followed them on another motorcycle and the terrorist pillion rider opened fire at them with an AK47 rifle. The mother was killed instantly while her son was seriously injured. Police recovered more than ten AK47 cartridges at the scene.

In Yala province on Sunday morning, about 300 people, including civilians, religious leaders, government officials, police and soldiers, took part in a religious ceremony, offering prayers for peace and an end to the continuing mayhem in the deep South. On Saturday morning, a woman was killed and 33 others wounded in a terrorist motorcycle bomb attack in Yala's Muang district.
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