Car bomb in Thai south kills 1, wounds 15

A car bomb killed at least one person and wounded another 15 in Thailand`s violent Deep South.

Updated: Feb 09, 2012, 16:12 PM IST

Yala: A car bomb killed at least
one person and wounded another 15 in Thailand`s violent Deep South on Thursday, local hospital officials said.

The bomb was hidden in a pick-up truck and exploded in
the morning in front of a public health office in Pattani
province, damaging buildings, cars and motorcycles nearby,
according to police.

The attack is the latest in the southern region that has
been riven by a complex eight-year insurgency, waged without
clearly stated aims and claiming thousands of Buddhist and
Muslim lives.

Major Acra Tiproch, a spokesman for the heavy army
presence in the area, said the attack was most likely in
retaliation for the arrest of two core militant members
yesterday. He said most of the victims were Muslims.

PTI