Three bombs in Yala, one dead, 18 injured

Wounded bomb disposal team members receive prompt medical attention after the third bomb exploded. (Photo by Ayub Pathan)

YALA: A bomb exploded as troops cleared the area after two earlier explosions in Yala on Thursday morning, with one person confirmed dead and at least 18 others injured, bomb squad members, rangers and civilians.

The first explosion, a 15 kilogramme bomb planted at a power pole in tambon Kabang, was reported around 7am to Kabang police station.

Investigators said villagers heard an explosion around 1.30am, but no one dared to go and check on it.

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