Pattani school torched, ranger units attacked

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PATTANI, June 4 – A local school in this southern border province was burned Sunday night and two army ranger units were attacked with M79 grenades.

In Yarang district, police investigators said three classrooms were burned and that educational materials were destroyed after the school was set alight. The arson was believed to be the work of insurgents.

In the same district, two army ranger units–one in Pattani near the Yala border and other in Momawee subdistrict–were also hit with M79 grenades. No casualties were reported.

In nearby Yaring, district, tyre burnings were reported at two locations and a mobile phone-signal transmission pole was torched.

Investigators linked regional insurgency to the latest arsons and attacks.