Two hurt by bomb in Narathiwat

Two hurt by bomb in Narathiwat

Two defence volunteers were wounded, one of them seriously, by a bomb explosion in Rangae district of Narathiwat province on Monday afternoon.

Police said four defence volunteers were travelling on two motorcycles to provide security for a village game at  Ban Topokha in tambon Rangae.

About 3pm, as they were passing a rubber plantation, a bomb buried in the road was detonated by militants hiding nearby.

The explosion wounded two volunteers, one seriously.

The militants opened fire at the volunteers after setting off the bomb. They fled after a brief exchange of gunfire.

A number of spent M16 cartridge shells were found at the scene.

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