Blast in Thailand kills eight troops

Bangkok, June 30 (IANS) At least eight soldiers were killed and four injured, including two villagers, in a bomb explosion in Thailand’s Yala’s province Saturday.

The incident occurred when a bomb, buried in the road, exploded and left eight of the 10 soldiers dead on the spot. They were returning home after their duty in a military truck early morning, reported Xinhua citing police.

The explosion caused a four by two metre crater in the road.

Initial investigation revealed the explosion was caused by a 50 kg homemade bomb, made in a metal box, and buried under the road. Police blamed suspected separatist militants.

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