Two soldiers killed in Yala roadside bombing


YALA, Jan 29 -Two soldiers were killed in roadside motorcycle bombing in Yala’s provincial seat as a teacher- protection unit returned to their base.

Police rushed to inspect the scene after a homemade explosive device was detonated on Petchkasem Road in Lam Mai subdistrict, killing the two men as they completed their duty providing protection for teachers.

The slain soldiers were identified as Sgt Somyot Plai-Ngam and Sgt Suriya Salungsua. They were badly wounded and later died at Yala Hospital.

Police said insurgents planted the bomb in a motorcycle and detonated it as the teacher-protection unit were about to return to their outpost.