Motorcycle bomb exploded in front of a volunteers’ outpost in Pattani

All the defence volunteers guarding a roadside outpost in Mae Lan district of Pattani escaped unscathed when a motorcycle bomb exploded outside the outpost Friday morning (Sept 29).

Witnesses told police afterward that they saw two men riding a motorcycle with a side car parked the vehicle in front of the outpost in Tambon Pa Rai and quickly ran away.

Shortly afterward, the motorcycle exploded, believed detonated from somewhere near the outpost, partially damaging the fence of the outpost, but none of the volunteers inside were injured.

Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officials who later inspected the scene of the blast said that the bomb which was made from a LPG cylinder weighed about 80 kgs.