Bomb wounds border police in Pattani

Four border patrol policemen were wounded, two of them seriously, by a bomb explosion in Muang district of Pattani province on Tuesday morning, police said.

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The four were members of the Border Patrol Police Company 4203 travelling on a pick-up truck to take over duty from a BPP team at a security checkpoint on a road to Pattani town.

When their pick-up truck stopped at ared light at the intersection of Highways 42 and 4018 in tambon Rusamilae in Muang district, a home-made bomb buried in the road median strip  was detonated remotely.  The attack occurred about 6am.

The explosion badly damaged the pick-up truck.  Pol Sub-Lt Somjit Rattanapan and Pol Sr Sgt Maj Nantasak Phetkasem were slightly wounded.   Seriously injured were Pol Sgt Pakphum Chanthornmetha and Pol L/Cpl Sithiporn Sophawong, who received head and body wounds.  They were admitted to Pattani Hospital.

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