BANGKOK, 1 February 2012 (NNT) – A team of military patrol and a villager have been injured by a remote control bomb while en route back to their base in Yala Province.
On Tuesday evening, 4 military officers and a local resident were injured by a roadside bomb on Saai Baan Niang-Lum Mai Road in Muang District of Yala Province.
Those who suffered minor injuries have been promptly taken to Yala Hospital fo treatment.
The explosion has damaged a military vehicle and a nearby pick-up truck.
Bomb squad said that the homemade bomb which contained 10 kilograms of explosives was hidden in a parked motorbike.
The investigators revealed that the injured military patrol was part of a team tasked with escorting teachers of the Baan Burin School.
The attack took place after the patrol had completed the day’s mission and was on the way back to their base.
Preliminary investigation suggested that the bombing was the work of those who wanted to further instigate fear and violence in the strife-torn region. Since 2004, there have been more than 5,200 killed and nearly 9,000 injured in Thailand’s Deep South.
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