Three slightly injured in three bomb blasts in Su-ngai Kolok

Three explosions rocked Su-ngai Kolok district of Narathiwat almost simultaneously today (April 9) injuring at least three people.

The first bomb was a motorcycle rigged with explosives went off in front of Wat Tha Iad in municipal area.  It was followed with two more bomb explosions–one behind the Plaza hotel in which three passers-by were slightly injured and another in Soi Raman.

Security sources said that the triple bomb blasts were intended to cause panic in order to disrupt the upcoming Songkran festival rather than to kill or to maim because of choice of the sites of the blasts which were sparsely populated.