Mosque Is Bombed in Thailand’s South

April 5, 2007

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

BANGKOK, Thursday, April 5 (Reuters) — A bomb was thrown into a mosque in Thailand’s rebellious south on Thursday, wounding at least 14 worshipers, a police official said.

About 100 people had gathered for morning prayers in the mosque, which is in an area that has been placed under a curfew since suspected insurgents attacked a minibus last month, killing eight Buddhists, said Maj. Gen. Paitoon Chuchaiya, the police chief of Yala Province.

Few other details were immediately available, he told Channel 3 television.

A majority of the population in Yala and its neighboring provinces, Narathiwat and Pattani, is Muslim, while an overwhelming majority of Thailand’s population is Buddhist.