29 Jan '11, 2pm

@AsiaTodayNews Blast in Thailand's Pattani injures monk, soldiers: THAILAND - A BOMB attack in Pat... - #Asia #News

@AsiaTodayNews Blast in Thailand's Pattani injures monk, soldiers: THAILAND - A BOMB attack in Pat... - #Asia #News

Thai security personnel inspect the site of a bomb blast in Pattani province, southern Thailand. -- PHOTO: REUTERS THAILAND - A BOMB attack in Pattani on Friday wounded a monk and three soliders escorting him during morning alms. The homemade bomb, made of sevenkilo explosives contained in a cooking gas cylinder, was laid near a power pole and covered by a plastic bucket located along a regular route of morning alms by Buddhist monks in Muang Pattani municipality. The wounded monk resides at Wat Lak Mueng. Footage from security cameras later caught the planting of the bomb by insurgents in progress. Local authorities said insurgents had been damaging security cameras at many locations while repair or installation works were being carried out to make them work again. Deputy provincial governor Lertkiat Wongphothiphan said temple chiefs had been asked to instruct monks to ch...

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