Jihad against restaurant patrons. From AP, :
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A bomb believed planted by Muslim insurgents exploded at a noodle shop in southern Thailand Sunday, killing one person and injuring 59 others, officials said.
The blast occurred in the central district of Yala, provincial capital of Yala province.
Thailand’s three southernmost provinces have been plagued for the past year by violence the authorities blame on a revived Muslim separatist movement.
The bomb was left in the shop and triggered remotely by a mobile phone at noon while the shop was crowded, police said.
Witnesses said the bomb may have been planted by a woman who left her purse on a chair and walked out shortly before the explosion, provincial police chief Col. Parinya Kwangyeun said.
The restaurant’s owner was confirmed dead, and 59 other people were hospitalized with injuries, including 10 who were in critical condition, Parinya said.