Motorcycle bomb at pork stall in Thai market kills 3

Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 11:49 IST | Agencies

A motorcycle bomb exploded in a market in Thailand's southern Yala province on Monday, killing three people and wounding 22, a spokesman for the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) said, the first such attack in the region in months

A Thai forensics unit scours the aftermath of the motorcycle bombing. Pic/AFP
A Thai forensics unit scours the aftermath of the motorcycle bombing. Pic/AFP

A motorcycle bomb exploded in a market in Thailand's southern Yala province on Monday, killing three people and wounding 22, a spokesman for the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) said, the first such attack in the region in months. "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," said ISOC spokesman Pramote Prom-in.

The ISOC is a government security force that operates in the region. No group claimed immediate responsibility for the attack on Monday, which took place at a morning market. Police said the motorcycle was placed near a stall selling pork. It was not immediately clear whether the bomb was placed at the pork stall in a deliberate attempt to target Thai Buddhists. The stall's female owner and a male customer were among the three people killed, police said.

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