Four soldiers providing security for teachers were killed, and three civilians were slightly injured when a roadside bomb was detonated in Krong Pinang district of Yala on Wednesday morning.
Soldiers from Task force 13 were patrolling along a local road at Moo 3, tambon Sa-eh of Krong Pinang when the bomb exploded. The truck they were travelling in overturned and was completely wrecked by the explosion.
Sgt Maj Saiyud Fuangdej, 51, and Sgt Kiatisak Buapad, 29, were killed instantly. Sgt Thirapong Talasa, 29, and Pvt Suwan Saengtao, 22, succumbed to their wounds in Krong Pinang hospital.