Updated: Pattani blast kills boy, injures several others
A motorcycle bomb exploded in Pattani Thursday, killing a nine-year-old boy and injuring 12 others just days ahead of the official first round of peace talks between the National Security Council and the BRN-Coordinate.
The negotiations will start on Monday.
Police believed the blast in the heart of Pattani town was staged to fan unrest in the deep South.
Nisoplian Nisani, 9, died immediately, while his mother Waeleemag Jehloh, was among the injured. Most victims are now being treated at the Pattani Hospital.