Five police injured in armoured vehicle bombing

Five police injured in armoured vehicle bombing

A border patrol police armoured truck was damaged after being hit by two bombs in Thepha district, Songkhla, late on Sunday night. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)
A border patrol police armoured truck was damaged after being hit by two bombs in Thepha district, Songkhla, late on Sunday night. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)

SONGKHLA: Five border patrol policemen were injured when their armoured truck was attacked with two bombs installed in 15-kilogramme gas cylinders in Thepa district late Sunday night.

A police squad travelled to check two houses belonging to Amnuay Yodkaeo, the 49-year-old assistant head of Ban Khuan Ran village in tambon Tha Muang, after gunfire erupted at about 10.40pm on Sunday.

The officers found that the houses were shot at from a rubber plantation about 100 metres away, where dozens of spent bullet shells were found. No one in the houses was injured.

The policemen then left the scene on Chonnabot Road between Ban Ton Champada and Ban Khuan Ran Tai villages. The two bombs were detonated at 11.55pm. Chopped steel rods, other shrapnel and the impact of the bombs damaged the armoured truck, including its windows.

The injured policemen were identified as Pol Capt Krisada Saengjan, Pol Sen Sgt Maj Chaimat Sripanit, Pol Sen Sgt Maj Mekin Suwantrai, Pol Sub Lt Thaweesak Sribanthao and Pol Cpl Adisak Nueangthong. They were sent to Songkhla Hospital.


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