A Buddhist Temple in Thailand
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Bomb blasts rocked three Buddhist temples in Thailand’s troubled Muslim south Sunday, wounding at least one person in the latest violence to hit the restive region, police said.
The temples, located in three separate districts of Narathiwat province, were hit by bombs within minutes of each other. One temple suffered damage to its roof and pillars.
“Three temples were attacked with explosives,” said Police Major General Kathane Kochapalayuk. A bystander was slightly wounded outside one temple.
Authorities declined to speculate on the motive for the attacks, the first major incident in the region since security forces killed 108 Muslim militants who attacked police outposts across three southern provinces on April 28.