Police clash with militants in Yala
- Published: 14 Oct 2013 at 17.19
- Online news:
A special operations police unit clashed briefly with a group of militants after a bomb explosion on Monday in Yala's Thanto district.
Nobody was hurt, police reports said.
The 11-strong police unit, led by Pol Sgt Piyapong Chaiyasilp, was on its way to probe a tyre-burning incident at a village when militants hiding on the roadside detonated a bomb.
The police unit had been travelling on four motorcycles and a pick-up truck at the time.
The bomb explosion slightly damaged the rear of the pick-up. A clash followed for about five minutes before militants withdrew from the scene.