Pattaya Daily News

09 May 2011 :: 12:05:48 pm 53623

2 Bomb Attacks Killed 6 Officers In Southern Provinces

Pattani, 7 May 2011: Two separate bomb attacks killed six security officers and wound 16 others in Thailand’s southern provinces of Pattani and Yala.
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The first explosion occurred near a local football field in Kapho district, Pattani where 17 policemen were playing football with villagers.
The bomb killed 3 policemen and wounded 14. Five of the injured were in critical condition.
According to the initial investigation, the bomb was hidden under a tree and detonated via mobile phone.

Meanwhile, in Raman district of Yala, a military patrol vehicle was attacked by a roadside bomb on Ban Champoon-Johlimas road.

Five wounded soldiers were taken to the hospital but three of them died on the way.

Police said the nine soldiers on a patrol vehicle were followed by two motorcycles. They were attacked by a roadside bomb which was triggered by suspected insurgents.

The attackers also spread spikes along Raman-Kotabaru road to hinder officials from getting to the bombing scene.

In the neighboring province of Narathiwat, a former Rangae sub-district official was shot dead in Yi-ngo district while driving home, according to Pol Capt Watcharapng Jaknowan of Yi-ngo Police Station.

Abdulasi Suamae, 45, a police informant, was shot six times in the head, torso and right knee by four suspected insurgents, who were on two motorcycles armed with AK-47 assault rifles.

An initial investigation found that the victim was on his way home from Narathiwat province. When Abdulasi was driving near the crime scene close to a petrol station, the attackers converged and shot him.

Police believed that the incident was carried out by a group of suspected insurgent aiming to ambush local government officials

Report By: mcot

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