Policeman, soldier hurt in Yala clash
A policeman and a soldier were wounded in a clash with militants in Raman district of Yala province Thursday morning, police said.
- Published: 20/06/2013 at 02:32 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Pol Lt-Col Thasaphon Sarapruek, deputy chief of Yala police, said the clash occurred about 8am when a combined team of provincial police and soldiers of Yala Task Force 12 approached Ae Kaeng village in tambon Kaero on information that Madali Taye, the leader of a separatist group, was hiding there.
As the government force was approaching the village, the militants opened fire and a firefight followed.
The militants managed to break through the government line and fled.
Pol Sgt Preecha Thinchana, 34, was shot in the right cheek and seriously wounded. L/Cpl Varapol Thorarit, 30, of the Yala Task Force 12, was hit in the left hip.
Both were rushed to Yala Hospital. Pol Sgt Preecha was later referred to Prince of Songkla Hospital in Hat Yai district.
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