Car bomb injures 5 at a drum barrel pump in Pattani

Five persons were injured after a car bomb exploded at a drum barrel pump in Yaring district of Pattani province last night.

The pump is located near the Ruam Palang Cooperatives shop in front of Piyaram temple in Tambon Piyamumang.

Witnesses told police that a black Honda Accord was driven into the pump as if the driver wanted to fuel the tank.

But as it parked near the coin operated drum barrel pump, the driver acted as if he were to fuel his car.

Shortly later another man came by a motorcycle and the car driver jumped on the pillion and they left the pump immediately.

A few seconds after both left, the car exploded, injuring five persons in the vicinity, damaging and causing fire to the drum barrel pump.

Fire trucks arrived after being alerted and spent half an hour to put out the fire.

All the injured were rushed to Yaring hospital.

Explosive ordnance disposal police arrived to clear the area afterwards.

The police said the Honda car was stolen and turned into a car bomb. It also used a fake license plate.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)