Roadside bomb kills Thai army major
An army major was killed and five other soldiers injured by a roadside bomb in Pattani province yesterday morning. The blast occurred when six soldiers were traveling in an armored truck along Highway 43. The bomb, buried in the road, was remotely detonated when the military vehicle drove over it.

Fourth Army chief Sakol Chuentrakoon said that despite the violence the military would act in accordance with peace talks between security authorities and representatives of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional terrorist separatist group. He said that during Ramadan the military provide security for the locals so they could carry out their religious activities in peace.

The Fourth Army commander urged separatist sympathisers to turn themselves in before Ramadan. He said security forces have placed an emphasis on fighting violence in the South through peaceful means. He urged everyone in the region to take a united stance in rejecting all forms of violence.
Posted by: ryuge 2013-06-23