One killed, nine wounded in Thai south blast
NARATHIWAT, Thailand (AFP) - A policeman was killed and nine other people wounded on Tuesday in a bomb attack in Thailand's insurgency-hit deep south, officials said, as authorities vowed talks with rebels will continue.
The roadside bomb was detonated by suspected insurgents targeting police who had been called to the scene of a failed ambush on a senior local official in Sungai Padi district, Narathiwat province.
A sergeant died on the way to hospital after the bomb - hidden in a metal box and detonated by mobile phone - exploded, a local police official told AFP.
Three other officers were left in a critical condition, while a civilian was also wounded in the blast, the official added.