Monks and rangers narrowly escape explosion in Narathiwat

Phukhao Thong, Sukhirin District, Narathiwat

Phukhao Thong in Sukhirin District, Narathiwat. Photo: กิตติ เลขะกุล.

Two monks, and the two paramilitary rangers escorting them, narrowly escaped serious injury and death this morning (Saturday) when an explosive device, hidden in a roadside waste bin, was detonated about a minute after they walked past it in Ruesoh district of the southern border province of Narathiwat.

Police said that four shop houses and a car, parked near the site of the blast, were damaged. Debris was scattered on the road.

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By Thai PBS World

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