IN PATTANI, an elder brother of Sawet Phetnui, chief of Thung Yang Daeng district, was shot dead and set on fire yesterday morning in Khok Pho district.
Retired Sub-Lieutenant Perm, 58, was riding home on a bicycle in tambon Chang Hai Tok after morning exercises when two men on a motorcycle shot him in the head, doused him with petrol and set him ablaze.
In Nong Chik district, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team disabled a roadside bomb at 10.30am that was reportedly meant for a teacher escort patrol. The same district on Tuesday night saw two insurgents on a motorcycle fire an M-16 rifle overhead to lure security officials out to where they had hung a bomb. However local officials spotted the device and stayed away, so no one was hurt when it went off.
The blast broke a power pole in half and cut off electricity in the |area.
In Narathiwat, paramilitary rangers provided security to a crew repairing the Tanyongmas railway bridge, which was bombed on May 14. Local railway inspector Adul Torlaema said it would take at least six days to restore services.