Pattani, Thailand – A spate of bombs planted at bank automatic teller machines in Thailand’s violence-wracked southern province of Narathiwat exploded Tuesday, injuring two people. Bombs were detonated at four ATM booths and one beauty parlour in the province, which is 800 kilometres south of Bangkok and borders Malaysia, said Internal Security Operations Command southern region spokesman Colonel Banphot Phoolphian.
A street sweeper and one other person were injured.
Another three bombs were detected and defused before they exploded at ATM booths in the province, Banphot said.
Thailand’s deep South, comprising Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala provinces, has been terrorized by a increasingly bloody separatist struggle for the past six years, claiming more than 3,700 victims.