Insurgents bomb rail tract in Thailand

August 16th, 2008 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS  

Bangkok, Aug 16 (Xinhua) Insurgents Saturday morning detonated a huge bomb along an important rail tract in Thailand’s southernmost Ruso district, causing suspension of rail service in the entire south of the country. The 10 kg bomb, wrapped inside a big iron box, was detonated by a mobile phone signal while six railway inspectors were checking facilities along the tract at about 7 a.m., the Traffic Radio reported.

One railway inspector was injured in the blast and was rushed to hospital, the radio said.

Thailand’s three southernmost provinces - Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani - have been troubled by insurgency-related violence which has claimed more than 3,500 lives since early 2004.

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