Explosion Near Police Base
On Saturday night, authorities closed off an area surrounding a car bomb explosion near a police base in Sungai Kolok district, Narathiwat. The incident occurred at the Orakan intersection, close to a railway track and the 9313 ad hoc police base. Fortunately, no casualties were reported.
Details of the Explosion
The explosion took place around 8 pm. According to witnesses, the bomb was placed in a car parked in the rain at the intersection. The driver of the car reportedly rushed out of the vehicle and rode away on a motorcycle that had been waiting nearby just minutes before the blast occurred.
Following the explosion, debris from the car was found scattered across a radius of approximately 100 meters. Among the debris were the car’s license plates. Authorities promptly closed the area, waiting for a bomb squad and forensic police to arrive and conduct their investigation.
Recent Events in the Region
This incident in Narathiwat is the latest addition to a series of violent events in the southern region of Thailand. On January 2, 2023, authorities were hunting for suspects in another bombing case. On December 6, 2022, three people lost their lives in a repeat terror incident. Furthermore, on November 28, 2022, a rally took place against violence in Narathiwat.
Other Relevant News
In related news, a Phuket overstayer was recently arrested with cocaine, while the UTN political party expressed openness to siding with Pheu Thai. Chuvit, a dying individual, has devoted his final days to exposing crime. TOA, a company focused on sustainability, has launched a mission to plant 2 million trees by 2034. Lastly, tourist arrivals in Thailand reached 15 million during the first seven months of the year.
As the investigation into the car bomb incident continues, authorities remain vigilant in their efforts to maintain the safety and security of the region. Updates on the situation will be provided as more information becomes available.