Yala market bomb suspects arrested 

  • A Thai forensics unit scours the aftermath of a motorcycle bombing which killed three civilians and wounded others at a market in the restive southern Thai province of Yala on January 22, 2018. The motorcycle bomb killed three civilians and wounded 22 others on January 22 at a market in Thailand’s insurgency-hit south, officials said, the first such attack on a ‘soft target’ in the Muslim-majority region for months. / AFP PHOTO / TUWAEDANIYA MERINGING

Two suspects in the Phimolchai market bomb attack that killed three people and injured 18 others in Yala municipality on Jan 22 were arrested last night, according to security sources.

Security sources said the two suspect were arrested in Pattani. They were identified as Nurading Arong, who was arrested in Khok Pho district and Tarmisi Soh, who was arrested in Yarang district.

Nurading is a leading member of the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) who has skill in making home-made bombs. He was wanted for several violent attacks since 2009.

RKK is a combat unit of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN).

Both are now detained at the 41st Irregular Regiment’s inquiry centre in Raman district of Yala.

They denied they were involved in the bomb attack of the market.

Police earlier released still images of two suspects capture by surveillance cameras at the market. However, it has yet to be confirmed if Nuradi and Tarmisi are the two persons in the pictures.