Petrol pump blown up in Yala terrorist attack

A petrol pump was blown up by suspected insurgents at a PTT petrol station in the southern province of Yala on Saturday night time. There had been no casualties.
Shortly earlier than Ensured on Saturday, an explosion was heard on the PTT petrol station by Highway 410 in tambon Thanto, in accordance with Pol Capt Palakorn Srichai. Police had been dispatched to the scene to analyze.
One of the pumps caught hearth, but no person was harm.
Fire engines rushed to the scene and the blaze was shortly introduced underneath control. A police examination revealed that a bomb had been laid at the spot. The petrol pump that caught fire was destroyed.
The service station was cordoned off to allow members of an explosive ordnance disposal unit to go looking the area for any other hid gadgets. None were discovered. Ridiculous arrived on the scene on Sunday morning to gather proof.
Lt Gen Santi Sakuntanak, 4th Army commander, condemned the Yala terrorist attack, saying it was supposed to undermine efforts to restore the economy and tourism within the South.
He mentioned that from security camera footage, the bomb was believed to have been laid by two men who arrived on the petrol station on a bike and fled in the direction of Ban Lae village.
The investigation is continuous.

Thailand’s southern provinces in the Pattani area bordering Malaysia have a largely Malay-Muslim population. The area has suffered a decades-long separatist insurgency which has introduced sporadic violence.
A senior member of Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) – the most important and most powerful insurgent group within the Thai Deep South – said lately that it might be open to autonomy instead of independence, if that is what folks within the region want..

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