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