NARATHIWAT, July 31 – A man was killed and another wounded in a shooting at a market here on Sunday, while the owner of a rubber plantation lost his leg in a booby trap explosion in the restive province.
A 34-year-old man, identified as Sapaeing Yako, 34, was shot dead at a Sunday’s market in front of the Ruso train station, said Police Sub- Lieutenant Srithanon Samlee while the other victim Maradeearman Denaramkhan, 44, was injured and rushed to a hospital.
They were shot by a gunman on a pick-up truck, driving by and stopping at the market. The gunman fired at villagers buying goods Sunday morning.
In another incident, a villager Aduenang Samor, 30, stepped on a booby trap in a rubber plantation.
His left leg was torn off. The police believed that the two incidents were the work of ill-intentioned persons who wanted to create unrest, as they strewed tripod spikes on road leading to the crime scene.
In adjacent province of , a special unit destroyed a bomb weighing 20 kilogrammes in Bado village in the provincial seat.
Major Thani Kiartthisan, deputy commander of the Yala special unit 11, was tipped off by villagers about a bomb planted roadside near the entrance of the village, on a route where soldiers usually patrolled.
The bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs successfully defused the bomb in a gas cylinder buried underground and connected to a remote radio wire detonator.
A report from the investigation team said the spot, where the bomb was found, is an area where a group of insurgents led by Madaree Arong is active.
There was also a report that he had plotted to launch a possible attack during the holy month of Ramadan.