Source: USA Today
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A bomb wounded eleven Muslims outside a mosque in southern Thailand on Wednesday, in possible retaliation for the execution-style killings of eight Buddhist commuters in the same area earlier in the day.
Col. Apirat Sangkhao, the police chief in Yala province's Yaha district — where both attacks took place — described the bombing as "an attempt to pit Muslims against Buddhists."
No one has taken responsibility for either attack.
The bombing raised the specter of a spiral of revenge attacks in Thailand's far south, where a Muslim insurgency has led to more than 2,000 deaths in the past three years.