Pattani bomb wounds 2 soldiers
- Published: 22/02/2013 at 10:49 AM
- Online news:
Two soldiers providing security for teachers were seriously injured by a bomb explosion in Patani’s Khok Pho district on Friday morning.
Pol Lt Col Chamlong Suwanluck, chief of Khok Pho police station, said the bomb exploded about 7.53am near a building of Ban Koh Ta school in tambon Tung Pla.
Two soldiers were seriously wounded -- Pvt Banharn Lucknakuan, 23, and Pvt Phak Kaewchu, 23, of No 24 Pattani special task force.
They were admitted to Kho Pho hospital.
Earlier this morning, police received a report on another bomb explosion in front of a health station in Moo 4, tambon Taloh Dueraman of Khok Pho district, but no one was hurt.
Police were told that the improvised explosive device buried near the side of a rural road was detonated as six soldiers patrolling on foot passed in front of the health station.
However, the bomb exploded after the soldiers had passed safely by.
Police blamed insurgents for both bombings.
According to Deep South Watch, which monitors the southern violence, more than 5,000 people have been killed and over 9,000 injured in more than 11,000 incidents, or about 3.5 a day, in the three southernmost provinces and the four districts of Songkhla since the violence erupted afresh in January 2004.
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