Southern Thai bombings blamed on insurgents kill 3

Police say nine bomb blasts targeting different areas of a southern Thai province have killed three people and injured 14 others. Col. Pramote Promin said eight blasts Thursday night in Narathiwat province killed a soldier and two civilians. He said a ninth explosion of a 10-kilogram (22-pound) roadside bomb on Friday damaged a police car but did not cause any casualties. Police blamed separatist insurgents for the explosions. Targets of the Thursday night attacks included residential areas, a Buddhist temple, telecommunications and waterworks buildings, a local government office and a royally sponsored development project.



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