2 cops killed, 3 wounded in Narathiwat

Two policemen were killed and three others wounded by a bomb while on the way to provide security for a polling unit in Rueso district of Narathiwat province on Sunday morning, reports said.

The incident occurred shortly before 8am while five policemen were travelling in a vehicle to the polling unit for the Senate election at Ban Sue Lo in tambon Riang of Rueso district.

A bomb planted on the road to the polling unit was activated by militants while the police vehicle was passing over it. The explosion killed Pol Cpl Trairong Denduang and Pol L/Cpl Nanpong Lertla.

Wounded in the blast were Pol Cpl Jakkawad Kongyu, Pol L/Cpl Prapan Ritponpan and Pol L/Cpl Kittisak Buama.

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