Motorcycle bomb kills father, 5-year-old daughter near Thai school

Motorcycle bomb kills father, 5-year-old daughter near Thai schoolA motorcycle bomb killed a father and daughter in front of a Thai elementary school as parents were dropping off their children on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks in the troubled south, Reuters reports.

The bomb went off in Narathiwat province, one of three Muslim-majority provinces in predominantly Buddhist Thailand where a separatist insurgency has been raging since 2004.

The blast killed a man and his five-year-old daughter, the army's Internal Security Operations Command said. The motorcycle was parked opposite the school entrance. Eight people were wounded.

The attack occurred less than a month after a wave of bombings in tourist towns, including Hua Hin, Phuket and Surat Thani, killed four people and injured dozens.

Police say the tourist-town bombings were linked to the southern insurgency and arrested a suspect over the weekend in connection with the attacks.
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