Southeast Asia | Hypermarket blast presses insurgent demands in Thailand

Hypermarket blast presses insurgent demands in Thailand

The bombing of a Big C superstore, majority owned by TCC Group, one of the country's largest conglomerates, signals an escalation of a conflict the ruling junta has failed to suppress or resolve

Pattani, May 11, 2017 4:28 PM (UTC+8)
Thai Army investigators examine the site of where a bomb was detonated in the southern city of Pattani, in southern Thailand on May 10, 2017. More than 50 people were wounded on May 9 when a car bomb exploded outside a supermarket in Thailand's insurgency plagued south, police said, the largest attack for months on a civilian target in the troubled zone. Photo: AFP/ Tuwaedaniya ”
Thai Army investigators examine the site of where a bomb was detonated in the southern city of Pattani, in southern Thailand on May 10, 2017. More than 50 people were wounded on May 9 when a car bomb exploded outside a supermarket in Thailand's insurgency plagued south, police said, the largest attack for months on a civilian target in the troubled zone. Photo: AFP/ Tuwaedaniya ”