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Bombs kill civilian, hurt 7

A civilian was killed and seven defence volunteers injured in four bomb attacks by suspected insurgents in Narathiwat's Joh I Rong and Chanae districts yesterday.

The first bombing occurred in tambon Chuap of Joh I Rong district at 7.40am. A teacher protection team of six defence volunteers on three motorcycles was only 15 metres from the blast but received only mild injuries such as temporary hearing loss.

The second roadside bomb was at 9.55am in tambon Chang Pheuk in Chanae district while a paramilitary ranger team was patrolling a road on foot. Para-military ranger volunteer Natthanan Kaewsawang, 32, was hit in the ear by a bomb fragment.

As a bomb squad and forensic police team went to inspect the earlier bomb in tambon Chang Pheuk, its two cars were damaged by road spikes. The third bomb was detonated at 10.53am, tearing the following police car's front tyre. Nobody was injured.

A fourth bomb went off at about 11am when an unnamed male villager on a motorcycle passed the spot and was killed instantly.


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