Pattani hospital bombing injures 10

May 30, 2014
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PATTANI, Thailand – Ten people were injured Wednesday (May 28th) in a motorcycle bomb blast near Pattani's Khok Pho Hospital, local media reported.

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    "I've been in the region for 25 years, and this is the first time that a hospital has been bombed," hospital director Udomkiat Pulsawat said. "I'm very puzzled because according to international rules, nobody is allowed to bomb a hospital."

    Defence volunteers Rohimee Binpa, Muhammad Kade and Sulkifi Mohsu were among the injured, according to The Nation. Police believe insurgents were targeting the volunteers, stationed at a roadside pavilion near the hospital parking lot.

    The bomb was hidden in a motorcycle reported stolen in January. At least 50 other motorcycles were damaged in the explosion and ensuing fire, The Bangkok Post reported.

    Also Wednesday, village chief Abraheng Beuraheng was shot dead in a market in Yala's Yaha district while shopping with his wife. Two young men approached from behind and shot him four times in the back of the head.

    Meanwhile, Pattani Governor Wittaya Panichpong presented Bt. 6.6m ($201,300) in compensation Wednesday to 14 people impacted by Saturday's bombings.

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