Thursday, September 01, 2005

Fresh wave of bombings in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand : Suspected Muslim militants set off four more explosives Thursday in continued bombings, shootings and arsons across southern Thailand that killed at least one person and injured 28 in less than 48 hours, police said.
A bomb triggered by a mobile telephone signal injured eight people in a busy downtown area of Narathiwat on Thursday, while other explosions in nearby districts wounded two police officers and two teachers, police Maj. Kamol Photiyok said.
The bombings followed a string of apparently coordinated attacks Wednesday in which suspected militants set off six bombs, attacked military outposts and burned village homes, officials said. At least one person was killed and 16 wounded.
Three bombs went off almost simultaneously in Sungai Kolok, a town popular with tourists from nearby Malaysia because of its notorious night life, while in nearby Pattani, three other explosives rocked the provincial capital, just two meters (yards) from the regional army headquarters, according to police officers...


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