Two persons injured in Narathiwat car bombing

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Two persons injured in Narathiwat car bombing

NARATHIWAT, Jan 11 – Two persons were injured by a roadside car bomb in Tanyongmus municipality in Rangae district on Tuesday night.

Placed in car parked near a Krung Thai Bank branch, the bomb may have been intended for an armoured pickup truck carrying a security team. Comprising a15kg gas cylinder plus a container with a gallon of gasoline in the boot of the car, the explosion may have been intended for a passing security patrol.

The police believe the unidentified bombers targeted an armoured pickup truck carrying army rangers, but no security personnel were wounded in the incident.

Police said the bomb failed to function completely, but two persons passing by on a motorcycle — Mah Maree and Waenasrin Maree, a father and his daughter – were wounded and taken to hospital..

The police are tracking the culprits from surveillance cameras and from accounts of witnesses.