Militants cut road to police station before attacking it
published : 26 May 2022 at 12:57
updated: 26 May 2022 at 13:27
writer: Abdullah Benjakat
NARATHIWAT: Militants bombed power poles and scattered tyre spikes on the road to isolate a marine police station before attacking it with bombs and automatic weapons, in Tak Bai district on Wednesday night.
Seven power poles were toppled by explosives on Tabapoyoh-Hua Khlong Road in Tak Bai municipality. They fell onto the road, blocking traffic and causing blackouts in tambon Praiwan, tambon Jeh Hay and tambon Hua Khlong.
The militants also strew spikes on the road, which caused damage to many vehicles. Officials closed the road to all traffic so they could clear it and repair the lines. Power was not restored until about 1am on Thursday.
The attacks isolated the marine police station, which the militants then attacked about 9.35pm, hurling bombs into the grounds and firing automatic weapons, and wounding three security officials.
On Thursday, fire-gutted vehicles could be seen inside the compound, shot-up and wrecked by explosives.
Bombed power poles block the road to the attacked marine police station in Tak Bai district. (Photo: Abdullah Benjakat)