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Southeast Asia
Four wounded in gun and bomb attack in southern Thailand
Four people were injured in shooting and motorcycle bomb attacks in Narathiwat province on Wednesday evening.

The shooting occurred at a karaoke bar at about 7 p.m. Investigators said two men on a motorcycle fired four shots into the bar, injuring three waitresses.

About 15 minutes later, as paramedics were taking the wounded to the hospital, a motorcycle bomb exploded at a local food store opposite the bar. The blast wounded a 14-year-old male passer-by and caused damage to the shop and two cars.

Police said a 10 kg improvised explosive device connected to an alarm clock was hidden in a motorcycle parked in front of the food shop. It was intended to kill officials who rushed to the shooting scene.

In a related development, a group of terrorists militants fired two M79 grenades at a military base in Rueso district at 8:30 p.m., but both missed the target. The soldiers returned fire at the assailants who were hiding in a nearby rubber plantation, and a 10-minute gun battle ensued. The terrorists militants then fled the scene.
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