Explosive ordnance disposal police on Wednesday morning (Feb 14) detonated a homemade bomb attached to the water bottle holder of a mountain bike left unattended in front of a mosque in Yarang district of Pattani.
According to Yarang police superintendent Pol Col Anusak Sakdavajaranon, the police were alerted of a suspicious mountain bike parked in front of Talako mosque on Highway 410 from Pattani to Yala this morning.
A team of EOD police rushed to the scene to inspect and found it to be a bomb on the bottle holder.
Yarang police then sealed off traffic in the area to facilitate the EOD team which successfully detonated it with high power water gun.
Investigation later revealed that the mountain bike was among five bicycles that southern militants used in a series of bomb attacks in Pattani on Feb 11 which were captured by CCTV cameras.
It was first parked by an irrigation canal about 500 metres from the mosque.
A passersby noticed the suspicious object as he brought it to park in front of the mosque after it was left unattended for several hours.