Investigators suspect state officials might have been involved in Friday's bomb attack that killed Yala deputy governor Issara Thongthawat and an assistant governor in Yala's Bannang Sata district.
The car used by the Yala deputy governor Issara Thongthawat and the pickup truck (inset) used by his escort were hit in a carefully planned ambush-bombing, and officials suspect one or more moles inside the Yala provincial authority. (Main photo by Muhammad Ayub Pathan)
Bannang Sata police chief Pol Col Charoen Thammakhan said Saturday that investigators had questioned six defence volunteers who escorted the car in which the two victims were travelling. Nothing suspicious had been found, he said.