Bomb injures five policemen in southern Thailand
Five policemen were injured, one of them seriously, by a bomb blast while they were traveling on a truck in Pattani province on Tuesday night.
About 9 p.m., Pol Sub-Lt Somchai Phumphanang received a report that a police operations base was being attacked by gunmen and had asked for reinforcements. He and four other police officers then boarded the pickup truck and rushed to the scene.
As their vehicle was crossing a bridge on Pattani-Hat Yai highway, a homemade bomb hidden inside a motorcycle parked on the bridge exploded. The police pickup was destroyed and all five policemen were wounded in the blast. They were all taken to the hospital.
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Islamic teacher gunned down in Pattani
An Ustaz, an Islamic religious teacher, was gunned down in Pattani province on Tuesday morning. Police said the attack occurred about 7:45 a.m. at a junction on Highway 401.
Mahama Ma-ae was leaving a village in a pick-up truck when he was overtaken by another pick-up. One of the men sitting in the rear opened fire at his vehicle with an M16 rifle. The gunfire hit him many times, killing him on the spot. His vehicle was riddled with bullet holes.
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