Car Bomb Detonated Shortly After PM Concluded Visit to South

February 18, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

On February 18, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Thailand grappled with an alarming escalation of violence in the Muslim-majority south after an unprecedented car bomb that killed six people just hours after Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra had left the region.

The bomb also injured 44 people, up to five critically, when it detonated Thursday night inside a pickup truck parked next to a busy hotel in Sungai Kolok, a town on the Malaysian border...

The attack was the deadliest single bombing in a campaign of violence that has gripped the Muslim-dominated deep south for the past 13 months and claimed about 600 lives."