Yala outpost attacked, soldier shot
A soldier was injured when the outpost he was assigned to in Yala’s Bannang Sata was attacked on Thursday night, police said.
- Published: 19/04/2013 at 01:37 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Gunmen opened fire with assault rifles on the military outpost of Yala No 15 special force on Yala-Betong road at Ban Ranor, tambon Tanoh Puteh of Banang Sata about 6.50pm, according to police.
Capt Amnat Ruantib, head of the special force, told police that eight soldiers were on duty at the security checkpoint in front of the outpost when gunmen hiding in a roadside rubber forest sprayed bullets at them.
The soldiers took cover and fired back. The attackers left the scene after an exchange of shots lasting about 10 minutes.
Pvt Armue Mayeh was shot in the chest but suffered only a minor wound, because he was wearing a bullet-proof vest. He was taken to Yala hospital for a health check.
Police blamed the attack on an insurgent group led by Abah Jeh Ali.
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