Soldier injured in ambush

Soldier injured in ambush

Bullet holes are seen in the windscreen of a pickup truck owned by Warrant Officer Serm Seedaeng after he was attacked in Bacho district of Narathiwat on Saturday. (Photo by Adbullah Benjakat)
Bullet holes are seen in the windscreen of a pickup truck owned by Warrant Officer Serm Seedaeng after he was attacked in Bacho district of Narathiwat on Saturday. (Photo by Adbullah Benjakat)

NARATHIWAT: A soldier was injured in an ambush in Bacho district on Saturday night, police said.

The incident occurred at about 10.30pm when Warrant Officer Serm Seedaeng, 56, leader of a civic action team of the 2nd Rifle Battalion at Chulabhorn military camp in Muang district, was driving his pick-up along Bacho-Ban Thon road near Buke Sudo village in tambon Bare Tai.

An unknown number of men hiding by the road opened fire at the pick-up. Warrant Officer Serm was hit by one shot that went through the outer part of the left ear, His pick-up was damaged by other shots.

The officer, who is from Pattani's Mai Kaen district, was admitted to Bacho Hospital.

An investigation into the incident was underway.


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