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Ranger and civilian killed, 4 others injured in shooting and bombing incidents in Yala

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BAN CHAM KREM, Thailand -- Royal Thai Marines practice weapons handling skills before advancing through the Military Operations on Urban Terrain town at the Ban Cham Krem training area here Feb. 8 during Cobra Gold '12. Cobra Gold is a recurring multinational and multiservice exercise hosted by the Royal Kingdom of Thailand designed to advance regional security by exercising a multinational force from nations sharing common goals and security commitments in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brandon L. Saunders/released)


One para-military ranger and a civilian were killed and three other rangers and another villager wounded in two related shooting and bombing incidents in the forests of Yaha district of the southern province of Yala Wednesday morning.

A team of para-military rangers was dispatched to the forest in Ban Kuwing, Village 6 of Tambon Baroh after they received a report from villagers that two men, who entered the forest, were shot by suspected insurgents.

Full story: thaipbsworld.com

By Thai PBS World


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