Car bomb kills at least one, injures dozens in Thailand

STORY: At least 29 people were treated in hospital for wounds, among them police officers and civilians, said Pornprasit Jantra, director of the Narathiwat Rajanagarindra hospital. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the incident.

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha expressed concern over the incident and instructed police and relevant security agencies to improve safety measures for the public, government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri said.

Provinces in southern Thailand along the border with Malaysia have seen a decades-long, low-level insurgency, in which the Thai government has battled shadowy groups seeking independence for the predominantly Muslim provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and parts of Songkhla.