One dead, 14 wounded by coordinated blasts in southern Thailand
Published on Apr 6, 2014 8:59 PM
BANGKOK (AFP) - One person was killed and 14 wounded on Sunday in a series of apparently co-ordinated blasts - including a car bomb - in a major town in Thailand's insurgency-hit south, the army said.
Four explosions rocked Yala, a provincial capital, on Sunday afternoon, including a device hidden in a car that destroyed the vehicle and damaged several nearby buildings.
Car bombs are rare in the Muslim-majority south, which has seen near-daily shootings and bomb attacks in a decade-long rebellion against Thai rule.
The charred and mangled wreckage of the car remained in the street hours after the blast as plumes of thick smoke spiralled into the air, according to an AFP photographer.
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