Roadside bomb leaves 17 injured in south Thailand
AFPBANGKOK -- Seventeen people including 10 women paramilitary troops and a civilian were injured in a roadside bombing in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, local police said Monday.
May 15, 2012, 12:13 am TWN
The blast targeted Thai security personnel on their way back from guard duties at an annual fair in Pattani town just after midnight.
The device, which was concealed in a gas canister, was detonated when the military vehicle stopped at traffic lights, injuring 15 troops and a security volunteer. A local man traveling in a pick-up truck was also hurt.
Police said none of the victims were seriously injured.
A shadowy insurgency, without clearly stated aims, has raged in Thailand's three southernmost provinces — Pattani, Narathiwat and Yala — since 2004.