Blast kills 3 in Thailand

Blast kills 3 in Thailand
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Military officers stand guard with their weapons before suspects of the 2015 blast at the Erawan Shrine, Yusufu Mieraili and Bilal Mohammed (also known as Adem Karadag), leave the military court in Bangkok, Thailand, August 23, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Bangkok: Three people were killed and over a dozen injured in an explosion at a market in southern Thailand on Monday.

According to the Al Jazeera, the incident occurred when a motorcycle bomb exploded in the southern province of Yala.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

Police said the attackers parked the motorcycle near a food stall and when the owner asked to remove it, the attackers ran away.

Later, when the woman tried to move the vehicle herself, it exploded.

The Internal Security Operations Command’s southern branch spokesman Col Pramote Phrom-in said they have identified a group of insurgents responsible for the bombing.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the culprits, he added (ANI)