Roadside bomb kills eight Thai soldiers
Eight soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in southern Thailand early Saturday morning. Another four people, two soldiers and two civilians, were injured in the blast in Krongpinang district of Yala province.

The soldiers had been on duty all night at their base and were returning home in a military truck when the roadside bomb went off.

"It was a very powerful bomb that completely destroyed the truck. Ten soldiers were in the truck. Eight died and two were wounded," Colonel Pramote Promin said, adding that two villagers had also been wounded in the blast.

Two Muslim men, including a village chief, were gunned down in Narathiwat province in separate incidents on Friday afternoon, Thai police said.

Posted by: ryuge 2013-07-01