Yala bomb kills two rangers
Two military rangers were killed and 11 other people, including rangers and civilians, were wounded when a motorcycle bomb went off in Yala on Saturday.
- Published: 2/03/2013 at 04:04 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Police and bomb disposal officers rushed to Lekhakul Road near Srimuang Park in Muang District after being alerted about the blast at 2.25pm.
One ranger was killed on the spot and seven other rangers wounded, one seriously. Five civilians were also injured. The seriously wounded ranger was later pronounced dead at hospital.
A military vehicle was found damaged at the scene. A badly damaged motorcycle believed to have carried the bomb was also found nearby. The area was littered with pieces of metal and electronic devices.
Police believed a home-made bomb, weighing at least 10 kilogrammes, might have been contained in the motorcycle
Witnesses told police that the motorcycle was parked near the roadside at the park. The bomb was detonated as eight paramilitary rangers patrolling on foot passed the spot.
Saturday's incident was the third bomb attack in the far South since the signing of an agreement for peace talks between the government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) on Thursday in Kuala Lumpur.
On Friday, Narathiwat was rocked by two bomb blasts that wounded one soldier and four civilians.
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