The Nation



Fatal shooting and bomb blast in far South

A defence volunteer was shot dead in a rubber plantation in Pattani's Yarang district yesterday, while a soldier was injured when a motorcycle bomb blew up in Narathiwat's Tak Bai district.

After receiving a homicide report in Prachan sub-district at 9.40am, Pattani's Yarang police, local leaders and security volunteers found the body of defence volunteer Muhammad-apidin Baneng, 26, with two gunshots to the head and collected two spent AKA rifle bullets as evidence.

Police are investigating the motive.

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old soldier was wounded by a motorcycle bomb in Narathiwat's Tak Bai district at 10am yesterday when insurgents triggered a 10-kilogram bomb as a patrol truck drove past.

Private Jirasak Rungsamrit, who had been sitting in the rear, sustained injuries to his left leg, while the truck's windshield shattered, a rear wheel exploded and the right-hand side of the body was riddled with bomb shrapnel.

Comments conditions

Users are solely responsible for their comments.We reserve the right to remove any comment and revoke posting rights for any reason withou prior notice.