Police team killed by Narathiwat bomb

Three policemen were confirmed dead, including a senior officer, and another was missing after an explosion at the approach to a bridge in Ban Rueso of Narathiwat’s Rueso district on Friday Morning, reports said.

  • Published: 15/03/2013 at 12:24 PM
  • Newspaper section: news

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Police of Rueso police station were travelling on a local road in a pickup truck, returning from providing security at Ban Rueso school. About 10.30am an explosive device buried under the road surface was detonated as the vehicle approached the entry to the bridge.

The explosion killed deputy chief of Rueso police station Pol Lt-Col Chakkris Wongprommate, Sgt Suves Chanrangsi and Sgt Piya Phupanwer.

Another policeman was thrown out of the pickup truck and into the canal. Divers from Chulaporn military camp were searching for his body.

The pickup truck was left a total wreck by the explosion.

Police blamed separatist militants.

Photo by Wassayos Ngamkham

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