Two soldiers hurt by bomb in Pattani

Two soldiers were wounded by a bomb explosion while providing security for teachers in Pattani's Sai Buri district on Monday morning.

Pol Col Aziz Umayi, the Sai Buri police chief, said the incident occurred shortly before 8am.

As four motorcycles taking eight soldiers from Pattani Task Force 26 went past a motorcycle parked on a road near Ban Joh Kuyae in tambon Tabing, a bomb hidden in the vehicle was detonated by militants hiding nearby.

Two soldiers, Pvt Makayi Yuso, 23, and Pvt Thirapong Hassaro, 23, were hit in the bodt by shrapnel from the explosion.

Police said the motorcycle which carried the bomb was stolen from Sai Buri  after a policeman and his son were shot dead in January.

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