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Southern Insurgents Condemned for Bombing Passenger Train



Southern Insurgents Condemned for Bombing Passenger Train

Thailand’s Defence Ministry condemned southern insurgents on Monday for targeting innocent people on board a train in Southern Thailand. Two passengers and one train staff member were injured when a bomb was detonated by the track at Pattani in Thailand’s deep south.

An official with the Defence Ministry has termed the attack on a local passenger train in Khok Pho district of the southern province ‘inhumane.’

The explosion occurred in the vicinity of Pattani and Ta Paet stations at around 12:30 pm as locomotive No 452 from Sungai Kolok to Nakhon Si Thammarat carried 300 passengers.

Two train officials and one passenger were injured by the bomb, and several cars were damaged including the locomotive. Because the driver feared further attack, he did not immediately stop the locomotive but instead continued on to Ta Paet station in the Thepa district of Songkhla.

A total of 300 passengers were stranded at the station until other trains were able to transport them to their destinations.

In order to protect people who rely on the rail for their commute, Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered better surveillance measures to be installed on the southern Thailand track system.

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