Three people were killed and 23 others injured when Muslim insurgents detonated a homemade bomb hidden inside a motorcycle at a fresh food market in Yala's Mueang district on Monday morning.
Police said the explosion occurred at 6am in front of a pork seller’s stall at Pimolchai market on Kwang Chia Burana Road.
The market was busy with shoppers at the time of the explosion.
The blast caused goods to be scattered around and great alarm - when police arrived at the scene, panicked shoppers were crying in fear.
Police said two persons were killed at the scene and another died at a hospital whlie 23 others were injured.
Police believe the bomb was detonated with a timing device.