The assault passed off round midday in Narathiwat, one of many nation’s southernmost provinces.
A low-level battle has simmered in Thailand’s south since 2004, killing greater than 7,000 individuals, as rebels within the Muslim-majority area battle for larger autonomy from the state.
Narathiwat governor Sanan Pongaksorn instructed AFP a suspect had pushed a automotive into police lodging earlier than abandoning the automobile.
A bomb exploded shortly after the automotive was parked, the governor mentioned, including that police had been checking safety digicam footage to establish the suspect and investigating doable motives.
He mentioned one particular person was killed and 28 others had been injured, together with two in crucial situation.
The southern area – closely policed by Thai safety forces – is culturally distinct from Buddhist-majority Thailand, which colonised the realm bordering Malaysia over a century in the past.
In September, a roadside bomb blast killed one police officer and wounded three others.