Suspected insurgents detonated a bomb Monday at a market in Thailand's violence-prone south, killing one civilian and wounding seven other people, police said.
The explosive device was hidden in a pot at a riverside market in Narathiwat province's Takbai district, where an army unit had set up a security checkpoint, Police Col. Nitinai Langyanai said.
Nitinai said four soldiers and four civilians _ two men and two women _ were wounded and sent to a hospital. He said one of the wounded civilians, a 37-year-old boat driver, later died.
Nearly 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand's three southernmost provinces since an Islamist insurgency erupted in 2004.
Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani are the only Muslim-dominated provinces in the predominantly Buddhist country.