Ambushed soldiers survive double bombing, gunmen

Security officers inspect the scene of the attack in Chanae district, Narathiwat, on Wednesday. (Photos by Waedao Harai)

NARATHIWAT - A lieutenant and two paramilitary rangers suffered bullet and shrapnel wounds when their armoured pickup truck was bombed twice and then attacked by gunmen in Chanae district on Wednesday.

The attack occurred on a local road in Ban Rue Poh village of tambon Dusong Yor about 9.30am. The target was a pickup truck commanded by Lt Paibool Boonchuai, 50, head of 4902 paramilitary ranger company.

The lieutenant and two paramilitary rangers - Watcharin Thongkhao, 40, and Nathawut Daengduang, 25 - were driving from their base in Ban Kayae village to attend a meeting on assistance for local farmers in Chanae district.

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