Narathiwat police uninjured as roadside bomb detonated

Around Thailand February 01, 2018 12:37

By Narong Nuansakul
The Nation

Police patrolling an area in Narathiwat’s Tak Bai district to safeguard teachers narrowly escaped injury on Thursday morning when a roadside bomb exploded near them.

Only the wooden planks of a kerbside stall, which absorbed the force of the blast, prevented serious harm.

Ethnic Malay insurgents are suspected of detonating the bomb at 8am on Highway 4084 (Narathiwat-Tak Bai Road) in Tambon Praiwan.

Inspecting the scene, Tak Bai deputy inspector Pol Captain Suriya Jomsuriya and his team found a three-inch-deep, 12-inch-wide crater and fragments of a one-kilogram bomb scattered through the damaged stall.

Tak Bai Pol Captain Kareeya Teemung was leading a six-strong team by armoured truck and two motorcycles when suspected insurgents in hiding detonated the bomb planted under the stall.

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