Girl killed, 6 people injured in Pattani

One girl was killed and six other people - two rangers, two young girls and two women - wounded by a bomb explosion in a village in Sai Buri district of Pattani province on Sunday night, police said.

The attack occurred about 9.15pm when a team of soldiers from Rangers Company 4413 were patrolling around Ban Tobala in tambon Kadunong on a pick-up truck,  providing security for the village mosque.

When the patrol vehicle was about 300m from the mosque, a home-made roadside bomb was detonated.

Two rangers - Sgt Pitak Boonchuay and Sai Boonthisa - were wounded in the explosion, which also killed a girl, Itima Kache, and wounded four other female villagers, two of them young girls.

Police were investigating.

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