Monday, January 22, 2018

Thailand: Market bomb kills 3, injures 22

(Yala) A motorcycle bomb has killed three people and wounded many others at a market in Thailand's insurgency-hit south, police reported:

"The suspects parked the motorcycle in front of a stall selling pork in downtown Yala ... it detonated 10 minutes later killing three civilians and wounding 19 others,"
Whilst the death toll in 2017 from the Islamic insurgency in the south of the country was the lowest in 13 years of conflict as peace talks edged forwards and the Thai junta boosted its security lock down on the region.Monday's bomb at a packed market in Yala town popular with Buddhists and Muslims suggests a return to attacks on civilian targets.