Police officer injured in Pattani bombing

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PATTANI, Jan 26— A police officer was wounded in a bomb ambush in Yarang district of this restive southern province.

The explosion injured Pol Lt Col Kaweerat Boonkong and damaged a police vehicle, according to Pol Col Wasan Puangnoi, chief of Yarang police station.

The attack occurred Sunday morning on Yarang-Yabi road as five policemen on a police pick-up truck were patrolling to provide security and facilitate the advance voting.

As the vehicle was passing Baan Krue Se village, a bomb which was buried in the road was detonated, injuring the officer and damaging the vehicle.