4 rangers hurt by bomb hidden on road

4 rangers hurt by bomb hidden on road

A bomb that hurts four rangers in Bannang Satar district of Yala on Monday causes causes a big hole on the road where security officials passed during a patrol duty. (Photo from @WassanaNanuam Twitter account)
A bomb that hurts four rangers in Bannang Satar district of Yala on Monday causes causes a big hole on the road where security officials passed during a patrol duty. (Photo from @WassanaNanuam Twitter account)

An army officer and his three subordinates were slightly injured on Monday when a bomb hidden under the surface of a road went off, toppling their pickup truck.

Bannang Satar police said the 20-kilogramme bomb in a gas cylinder was detonated when the vehicle of the rangers reached the spot where the explosion was buried.

Its impact caused a big hole of two metres wide and one metre deep and sent the vehicle to land on its side.

Patrol unit leader Sub Lt Anuwat Chuchana and three other rangers were hurt and sent to Bannang Satar hospital in Bannang Satar district of Yala. They  were identified as Ekkachai Srikhamlue, Chukiat Uttaang and Pratheep Thaeminpana.

Col Pramoto Prom-in, the spokesman for the Internal Security Operations Command based on the southern border, said police and soldiers were collecting evidence to try to find the bombers.


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