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Four injured in coordinated bomb blast in Yala


A HOME-MADE bomb went off on Sunday evening outside a house in Yala’s Yaha district, slightly injuring four men, police said yesterday.

Yala provincial chief Major Itthipol Atchariyapradit led a team of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) officials to the scene of the attack in Tambon Yaha.
The EOD officers found metal pieces of fish cans used to make the half-kilogram bomb, which was detonated by a timer. 
The bomb was placed in a coffee bag and left at the scene.
The four men sustained slight wounds and were discharged from hospital after being treated.
Witnesses said they saw two persons on a motorcycle drop the coffee bag off at the scene. The driver wore white traditional Muslim clothes and a white crash helmet, while the person riding pillion wore black clothes.
After dropping the bag off, they lit a giant firecracker and threw it on the ground, witnesses said.
When a village head and other villagers went to inspect the scene five minutes later, the bomb went off and wounded them. 
Officials believe the attack was the work of insurgents.

Published : May 09, 2016

By : NAKARIN CHINNAWORNKOMOL THE N