The two bomb blasts that wounded one soldier and four civilians on Friday in Narathiwat might have been intended by the perpetrators to send a message that they are against or are not interested in the olive branch extended by the government.
A bomb disposal squad inspect the wreckage of a car bomb that exploded outside a row of retail shops in Narathiwat on Friday. (Photo by Waedao Harai)
The bombings, which came just one day after the signing of a historic peace deal framework in Kuala Lumpur by the Thai government and the BRN (Barisan Revolusi Nasional) rebel group, were not totally unexpected.
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