A ranger was killed and another slightly wounded when their patrol was ambushed by militants in Thanto district of Yala province on Monday morning, reports said.
The attack occurred about 6.30am when a team of rangers from Rangers Company 3314 were on foot patrol to provide security for teachers along Thanto - Puyut road in tambon Thanto, about 2km fro Highway 410 (Yala - Betong).
A group of militants hiding on both sides of the road detonated a land mine and opened fire at the rangers in an ambush. The soldiers returned fire and the militants withdrew after a 15-minute clash.
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