19 Jul '11, 9am

16 injured in motorbike bomb in Southern Thailand [StraitsTimes Asia]

SIXTEEN people including three students were injured when a motorcycle bomb exploded in front of a school in Thailand's southern province of Yala on Tuesday morning. The police have apprehended one suspect. Police arrived at the scene and found a pick-up truck wrecked by the impact and a GMC military truck in a roadside ditch. They collected pieces of a motorcycle and bomb fragments at the scene. The school building's glass panes were shattered and several motorbikes belonging to teachers were damaged by the impact. The initial investigation revealed that a 10kg home-made bomb had been hidden in the motorcycle parked at the scene and that the suspected insurgents had detonated the bomb as a military soldier truck drove by. The bomb injured nine soldiers, as well as four villagers and three students who were following the army truck. -- THE NATION/ANN

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