Yala bombing kills 4, injures 3
- Published: 2/10/2013 at 06:37 PM
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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.
Four soldiers were killed, and three civilians were slightly injured, when a bomb went off in the southern border province of Yala on Wednesday. (Photo by Maluding Deeto)
Families of the four soldiers each received 500,000 baht from the government.
The injured civilians were named as Ma Mahaming, a 12-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy. They were treated at Krong Pinang hospital.
Officers who examined the scene said the attackers had hidden a home-made bomb, which weighed between 30-50 kilogrammes, beneath the road and waited for the security forces to approach.
Investigators believed the attackers were members of an insurgent group led by Aba Cheali, who is believed to be active in Krong Pinang and Bannang Sata districts.
Internal Security Operations Command Region 4 Forward Command spokesman Col Pramote Prom-in Wednesday called on civic groups and non-government organisations to denounce the attack.
The attackers are "extremists", pursuing their separatist cause in the Muslim-dominated South without thinking about what the effects the violence has on the innocent, he said.
In neighbouring Pattani province, a man was shot dead on a local road on Wednesday morning,
Pol Col Jirasate Dao-ngerntrakul, chief of Saiburi police station, said the man was identified as Mawee Masae, 29, a resident of Moo 6, tambon Manang Dalum in Saiburi. He was once arrested on a charge of violating the security law in 2003 but later released.
Witnesses told police that Mawee was standing on the side of a rural road at Ban Jalako in tambon Manang Dalum waiting for a friend to pick him up. Two men on a motorcycle stopped in front of him and the pillion rider fired one shot at him. The attackers then fled.
Mawee took one bullet to his head and died on the spot.
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