Five rangers killed in bomb attack by suspected insurgents

Breaking News April 27, 2017 17:40

By Narong Nuansakul
The Nation

Five rangers were killed when suspected insurgents launched a bomb and gun attack against a team of patrolling rangers in Narathiwat’s Chanae district yesterday afternoon.

The attack took place at 2.30pm when a roadside bomb placed under a power pole exploded on Ban Ri Ngae Road in Tambon Phadungmat as rangers drove by in a pickup truck. 

The explosion sent the truck into a roadside ditch and the suspected insurgents opened fire at the rangers with assault rifles from a wooded area. Five rangers were killed before the assailants fled. 

The attackers also sprinkled the road with spikes to hinder officers’ pursuit.

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