Bomb blast at Thailand market kills three, injures 18

Published: January 22, 2018 10:37:19 | Updated: January 22, 2018 13:22:20

Reuters photo used for representational purpose

Three people have been killed and 18 others wounded after a motorcycle bomb exploded in a market in Thailand’s southern Yala province on Monday, said a spokesman for the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC).

The mostly Muslim provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala in Thailand’s far south are home to a long-running insurgency by ethnic Malay Muslims fighting for autonomy in which more than 6,000 people have been killed since 2004, says a Reuters report.

“The criminals put a bomb in a motorcycle and placed it next to a market cart. The force of the explosion caused three people to lose their lives,” ISOC spokesman Pramote Prom-in said.

The ISOC is a government security force that operates in the region.

No group claimed immediate responsibility for the attack.

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