10 Year Old Girl Killed in Pattani Insurgent Bombing

10 Year Old Girl Killed in Pattani Insurgent Bombing
Members of a bomb squad inspect damaged vehicles after a bomb explosion outside a hotel at Betong district in Thailand's southern province of Yala
Members of a bomb squad inspect damaged vehicles after a bomb explosion outside a hotel at Betong district in Thailand’s southern province of Yala

 

PATTANI – A ten-year-old girl was killed and many others were injured in the latest attack in Pattani’s Sai Buri district.

Initial investigation showed that the rangers were on the way back from providing security at a mosque and were passing houses when the bomb went off.

The blast killed Itima Sajeh, 10 at the scene and injured three others villagers including a seven-year-old and a 18-year-old girls. They were bystanders. Two rangers were also wounded.

On Friday, two people were killed and at least 40 injured by a car bomb in the town of Betong in Yala. Town centre car bombings are relatively rare in the south, with many deaths caused by drive-by shootings or separatist ambushes.

Deep South Watch, a group that monitors the region, says a total of 631 people have been killed and 986 wounded during the month of Ramadan over the past 10 years. In all, more than 6,150 people have been killed.

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