Car bomb kills two, injures dozens in southern Thailand
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 00:45
Two people were killed and more than 30 injured on Friday, when a car bomb tore through Betong, a popular tourist area in southern Thailand. Rob Muir reports.
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The fiery aftermath of car bomb in southern Thailand.
The blast in the popular tourist town of Betong, left two people dead and 36 injured.
Amateur video captured shortly after the explosion shows the extent of the damage.
Fireghters struggled to extinguish the flames as thick, black smoke poured into the sky.
Poilce say they believe southern separatists were behind the attack.
This area, home to Thailand's Muslim minority has been plagued by sectarian violence over the past decade. It's particualrly vulnerable during the muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ends in the next few days.
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