Wounded defence volunteers fight off ambushers

Wounded defence volunteers fight off ambushers

One of the wounded territorial soldiers receives treatment on the spot after being ambushed and shot in the leg in Narathiwat's Yingo district on Tuesday evening.(Photo by Waedao Harai)
One of the wounded territorial soldiers receives treatment on the spot after being ambushed and shot in the leg in Narathiwat's Yingo district on Tuesday evening.(Photo by Waedao Harai)

NARATHIWAT -- Two territorial defence volunteers were shot and wounded from ambush but still chased off their attackers in Yingo district on Tuesday evening, police said.

The attack occurred about 6pm while Ruslan Haji Dolo, 29, and Dingsimi Laya, 27, were travelling on a motorcycle from an outpost to get food supplies at the district office.

As they passed in front of the district agriculture office, they were fired at by  gunmen on the roadside.  The two volunteers returned fire with their rifles and the attackers fled.

Mr Ruslan was hit in the left side of the hip and Mr Dingsimi in the left leg. They were admitted to Yingo Hospital.



Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (1)
TRENDING

Economy to continue growing despite disappointing Q2: Bank of Thailand

Despite a weaker-than-expected second quarter, the economy is expected to continue growing in the second half of the year as tourism picks up, the Bank of Thailand (BoT) said on Tuesday, suggesting gradual policy tightening may continue.

10:23

Nuclear plant 'catastrophe' would threaten whole of Europe: Zelensky

KYIV, Ukraine: A "catastrophe" at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine would threaten the whole of Europe, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Monday.

09:45

ACT praises Chadchart's anti-graft plan

Mana Nimitmongkol, secretary-general of the Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand (ACT), on Monday praised Bangkok's plan to prohibit state officials from receiving gifts and services from businesses, vendors and the public.

09:08