Bombs Planted at 26 ATMs in Southern Thailand

10 October 2013


Moderate // Terrorist AttackBANGKOK -- Police said bombs were planted on Wednesday at 26 automated teller machines (ATMs) in the four southernmost provinces of Thailand, while a teacher was killed, a school was set on fire, and government troops were attacked. According to the report of Yala police radio station, bombs went off at six ATM sites in the district of Muang, four in Yaha and another in Bannang Sata. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The head of Muang Pattani police station said bombs also detonated at six ATM sites in Muang district and two more in Khok Pho. Three people were injured by the blasts. Police officers also found two bombs at an ATM close to a school and another planted outside a restaurant. The bombs were safely recovered and dismantled. Meanwhile, in the Sai Buri district of Pattani, a 55-year-old teacher was gunned down by militants. The miscreants then set fire to three school buildings and ran away with a truck owned by the local administrative organization. In another attack, several soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb went off in Sai Buri. An abandoned building owned by the Fisheries Department in Yarang district of Pattani was also set on fire.