BANGKOK – At least 30 people were injured when a busy supermarket in Muang, downtown Pattani in southern Thailand was struck by twin explosions about 2pm (local time) today.
According to the initial report from the security forces, one of the improvised bombs exploded inside the supermarket which was packed with customers at the time, while another bomb that was hidden in a car exploded at the car park.
“Many were injured but no one died,” according to Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) spokesman, Col. Pramote Prom-in who confirmed the incident when contacted today.
Army Region 4 chief, Lt Gen. Piyawat Nakwanich and other security officers rushed to the scene of the incident, which has since been cordoned off to facilitate the investigation.
Local rescue teams also dashed to the scene to send the injured victims to nearby hospitals for treatment.
No one has claimed responsibility for the latest bombing incident to occur in the volatile region. – BERNAMA