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Three bomb disposal officers killed in South

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Three members of a bomb squad, one of whom was known for his heroic work dismantling explosives in the deep South, were killed in an blast on Monday morning. 

Pol Lt Col Prateep Suksarn, a duty officer from Bacho police station, said the explosion occurred at 9.50am after the bomb disposal team were called to investigate reports of explosives hidden in a hole on Phetkasem Highway.

Members of the provincial bomb squad had rushed to the scene, near Ban Sompoy, tambon Kayo Mati in Narathiwat's Bacho district, following a report that a bomb had been planted at the bottom of a hole on the side of the road.

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