Two army rangers wounded by roadside bomb in Narathiwat


NARATHIWAT, 23 May 2014 – Two soldiers have been injured by a bomb explosion in Narathiwat’s Bacho District.

The bomb exploded when a team of 6 paramilitary rangers were on patrol duty along a local road.

The blast wounded Wirat Torasa and Suparat Churat. They were taken to Hat Yai Hospital for treatment.

Police inspected the scene and found fragments of a 20-kilogram homemade bomb placed inside a gas tank hidden behind roadside trees. The bomb was detonated by a mobile phone, causing a three-foot deep and four-foot wide crater on the road. Police have blamed local separatists for the attack.