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Thailand roadside bomb kills police officer, injures three others | News

Southern Thailand has been the site of a low-level rebellion by Muslim fighters which has resulted in thousands killed.

A Thai policeman was killed, and four others injured when a roadside bomb detonated as their vehicles passed near a hospital in southern Thailand, police said.

A police motorcycle and a patrol truck were travelling together when both were hit by the blast in front of a hospital in Mai Kaen town, Pattani province, on Tuesday night, police captain Wasuwat Kongtuk said on Wednesday.

The explosion killed an officer on a motorcycle and caused the police truck to veer off the road before crashing into an electrical pole. Three officers in the truck were rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Police believe the bomb was planted in a rubbish bin in front of the hospital and that it was detonated remotely.

TV footage on Wednesday showed damage to the Mai Kaen hospital exterior…

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