Pattani blast hurts 4 police
- Published: 11/08/2012 at 12:15 PM
- Online news:
Four police officers were injured, one seriously, in a bomb explosion in Pattani late Saturday morning, reports said.
The incident at the Na Gate intersection in Pattani’s Khok Pho district occurred shortly after a rubber tapper was killed in an ambush in the same district.
Fifteen police officers were returning from inspecting the ambush scene when the blast took place.
The home-made bomb, hidden inside a motorcycle parked near the Na Gate intersection, was detonated when the pickup truck carrying police arrived at the intersection.
The injured officers were admitted to Khok Pho hospital.
Police blamed separatist militants.
In the earlier incident, witnesses told police that Suedee Lamae, 41, was travelling to his rubber plantation on a motorcycle on the local road in Moo 7 in tambon Na Gate when gunmen hiding in a roadside forest opened fire on him with war weapons.
Suedee took several bullets in his torso and died on the spot,said Pol Lt-Col Somsak Tancharoen, duty officer at Khok Pho police station.
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