Militants Bomb Playground In Southern Thailand Wounding 8 Children
Preciosa Dumlao – AHN News Writer
Bangkok, Thailand (AHN) A suspected rebel detonated a bomb at a playground in Bannang Sata district in Yala southern province, Thailand’s restive area, injuring eight children, including three seriously on Monday, Thai local media reports say.
According to chief Methi Kanachanphuwa, the incident happened around 11 a.m. local time, the bomb was left inside a motorcycle at the back of the house near a playground when it exploded in Bannang Sata, Yala.
The children were sitting in the house resting while the others were playing in the playground when the bomb exploded.
The rebels were believed to have timed the bomb to explode when a police patrol vehicle pass the area, but no troopers were injured in the incident, Methi said.