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Two Pattani bombing suspects apologise to families of victims

Two Pattani bombing suspects apologise to families of victims

PATTANI: Two suspects of the bomb attack at the Bo Thong Ramadan bazaar in Nong Chik here, have apologised to the families of the victims who perished and injured in the May 27 incident.

The two men, aged 23 and 25, admitted their involvement in the bombing which killed two and caused injuries to 22 others.

The duo who were taken by the police to their press conference yesterday admitted to having no intention to kill or cause hurt to any members of the public, but instead had targeted to hurt only the rangers on duty.

Provincial Police Regional 9 acting commander Lt General Ronnasin Phusara said police were in the midst of hunting down two other men, namely Bukhari Lamsoh, believed to the the mastermind, and Abdul Qadir, who allegedly set up the bomb at the scene.

“After scrutinising the footage from the CCTV cameras at the scene, police have arrested five men and two of them have admitted their involvement in the bombing at Bo Thong bazar,” he said.

He said police had also seized three motorcycles used by the suspects.

On May 27, a teenager and 35-year-old woman were killed when a 15-kg bomb attached to a motorcycle parked at the bazaar exploded at 4.15 pm local time. Twenty-two other people were injured, including four rangers on duty.