Two bomb attacks killed one soldier and injured five others in the South yesterday morning. All the victims were troops on duty.
Ranger Adam Yusoh, 21, was killed during a patrol on foot. His team was walking past a pile of concrete blocks along a road in Bango Kubo Village, Rangae district, when a bomb hidden in the pile exploded.
Three of his team members also sustained serious injuries.
“We were conducting a patrol to ensure the road was safe for teachers to travel to their schools,” team leader Lance Corporal Kamon Boondee said. He believed the bomb was detonated remotely.
Rangers Weerayut Klajongying, 27, Kiattiporn Raksaphon, 31, and Suhaiming Jehmaeng, 18, were seriously injured and taken to the Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Hospital for treatment.
Police found a cooking-gas cylinder and shrapnel at the scene.
Earlier in the day, two rangers in a teacher-protection team faced a similar bomb attack. Sofian Areejehsor and Abdullah Salae survived but with injuries to their left hands. They received first aid from a local hospital before being transferred to the Sungai Kolok Hospital.