Seven soldiers wounded in Pattani motorcycle bombing

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PATTANI, March 24 – Seven paramilitary rangers were injured in a motorcycle bomb blast in Sai Buri district of this southern province while they were en route to a military base.

The bomb attack occurred late Sunday morning on Sai Buri-Panare road, according to Pol Lt Col Phusit Rattanapirom of Sai Buri police station.

A preliminary investigation found that the soldiers were returning to a military base after buying some goods at a market.

The assailants parked the Yala-registered motorcycle carrying a homemade bomb at the roadside and waited until the army pickup truck arrived before triggering the explosion.

Bomb shrapnel damaged the military pickup truck while the motorcycle carrying the bomb was completely destroyed.