Thai Crime: A Thai Train In The Deep South Near Malaysia Was Attacked

On the last Saturday in August 2021, a bomb exploded as a train carrying agricultural products approached a railway station in Narathiwat. One carriage was shot at, but no one was injured. There was damage to the train.
An attack took place at 12.25 pm when train No 986 on the Sungai Kolok-Bangkok route was about one kilometer from the Tan Yong Mat station in Range district, Thai media reported.
As first reported by State Railway of Thailand (SRT), a homemade bomb was found on tracks between Ban Pha Pai and Tan Yong Mat around 12.40 pm, said Ekkarat Sri-arayayangpong, director of the SRT’s public affairs center.
The train’s fifth carriage, where SRT staff were seated, was shot at shortly after the bomb went off. Fortunately, none of them were injured. Ekkarat said the SRT is waiting for further information from investigators.
In the minutes after the bomb went off, gunshots were fired inside the fifth carriage of the train, where SRT personnel was sitting; this was part of measures to reduce hardship for people affected by the try bombing. Fortunately, none of them were injured. Ekkarat said the SRT is waiting for further information from investigators.
Sungai Kolok’s repurposed passenger train left on Saturday to transport fruit, agricultural products, and parcels from the deep South to Bangkok as part of measures to alleviate the hardship of people affected by travel restrictions and Covid-19 control measures.
The special cargo service, intended to help farmers and others during harvest time, began on Thursday and will run through Oct. 1.
The service will continue, but trains 985 and 986 will operate on the Bangkok-Yala-Bangkok route instead of Bangkok-Sungai Kolok-Bangkok.
It said the train attack not only damaged a train but would also inflict more economic damage on native residents and farmers’ restrictions and Covid-19 control measures.
The special cargo service, intended to help farmers and others during the harvest season, began on Thursday and is scheduled to operate until Oct 1, 2021.
Trains 985 and 986 will operate on the Bangkok-Yala-Bangkok route rather than Bangkok-Sungai Kolok-Bangkok, Ekkarat said.
As a result of the train attack, the SRT Workers’ Union said not only was a train damaged but local residents and farmers would also suffer economic hardship.

Note: The most likely suspects of this attack is Muslim terrorists. They have been active since the early 2000s after they stole weapons from a Thai army arsenal. Their aim is to turn the 4 most southern provinces into a country. A long time ago, they were a country and they want to bring it back.
Sungai Koloh is a city that borders Malaysia. You will need Google Translate to know how to pronounce it.

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