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As bomb expert inspects, explosion rips car apart in Thailand

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A member of a Thai bomb squad inspects a car in Narathiwat province, south of Bangkok July 1. A bomb by suspected insurgents wounded a member of a Thai bomb squad in Thailand's deep south on Friday, police said.

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A car bomb explodes as a member of a Thai bomb squad was inspecting it in Narathiwat province, south of Bangkok on July 1. The bomb squad member was wounded when the device exploded, police said.

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From the Associated Press:

Three hidden roadside bombs have killed two people and wounded 13 others in southern Thailand, and police believe Islamist militants are responsible.

Police Col. Nitinai Langyanay said the first bomb in Narathiwat province killed two irrigation workers Friday and wounded five others, while a second one about 1 kilometer (one-half mile) away wounded a soldier.

Bomb removal officers then tried to defuse a third bomb only three meters (yards) away from the second one but it exploded, wounding seven policemen. It is a standard practice of the insurgents to plant a second bomb to go off when security officials arrive to investigate an explosion.

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