Seven hurt as car bomb hits Thai tourist island of Samu

Remains of a pickup truck destroyed by a car bomb at Central Festival shopping mall in Koh Samui. Source. (Photo from Twitter user @Nouytnews)

A car bomb on the Thai resort island of Samui has wounded seven people, including an Italian girl, police said Saturday, in a further blow to the country’s tarnished reputation as a top tourist destination.

The bomb, packed inside a Mazda pick-up truck with false number plates, was detonated remotely by mobile phone late Friday in the underground car park of the Central Festival mall, sending late-night shoppers running for safety.

Police said the car had been stolen on March 31 from Yala, one of Thailand’s three southernmost Muslim-majority provinces that have been scorched by a 10-year insurgency in which more than 6,300 people have been killed…


  • Yes the moderate muslim nation of Thailand.

    • Surele Surele


  • Mal

    Just Islam Harming Another Day.

  • ed

    I had the best holiday ever there , thai buddists are fantastic people , muslims just fuc*ing up a stunning island ,[ed uk]

    • Mal

      It’s who they are. It’s what they do.

  • J. C.

    I wasn’t going to go to Thailand, but then I said “Phuket! Why not?”

    *rimshot* 😉

    • Norman_In_New_York

      And in Bangkok, you can dine in “Cabbages and Condoms.” A friend of mine actually ate there and said the food was great.