Soldier killed, three wounded by bomb in southern Thailand
One soldier was killed and three others seriously injured when a bomb planted in a road in Narathiwat province exploded yesterday morning.
A pickup truck carrying four soldiers was travelling along the road when the bomb went off at about 11:40 a.m. The impact of the blast left a crater in the middle of the road about one meter deep and two meters wide. Fragments of the explosive were scattered across the road.
Sgt Maj Suparb Satenok, the team leader, was killed and three other soldiers sustained serious injuries.
Police said the 20-kg bomb, packed in a fire extinguisher, was set off by batteries connected to an electric wire.
Shortly before the blast, a military patrol team arrested two suspected
terrorists insurgents in a nearby district after a sack containing a home-made bomb was taken from one of them.
The 10-member patrol team spotted a man carrying a fertiliser bag acting suspiciously at about 11:30 a.m. The team found a 10-kg home-made bomb in a metal box inside the bag.
The man, identified later as Abddulhakam Jaema, 23, told the soldiers he was travelling with a friend on a motorcycle, but his tire blew out. His friend took the motorcycle to a mechanic and he was waiting for him to return.
About 20 minutes later, the friend returned on the motorcycle and was arrested. The second suspect was identified as Muhammad Sainung Yunu, 20, a student at an Islamic school in Pattani province.
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