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Bombers target Narathiwat police checkpoint


Suspected insurgents hurled two small pipe bombs at a police checkpoint booth and a rented police house in Narathiwat’s Rusoh district on Tuesday, but there was no report of injury.

The bombs landed on the Tanyong checkpoint booth’s roof and on the rented house’s front awning. They exploded, resulting in damage to roofing and ceiling tiles. 
Police investigators said the attack took place a little before noon and they believe it was carried out as part of the ongoing unrest in the region that targeted state officers.
 Pol Lieutenant Arkhom Chanleun, deputy inspector of the Rusoh precinct’s special operations unit, who manned the checkpoint, said police officers were patrolling the nearby market area at the time of attack. Some officers were heading back towards the checkpoint when two men on a motorcycle approached the checkpoint from behind, threw the bombs and sped away.
The loud explosion caused many market vendors to panic and scramble for safety, but nobody was hurt.

Published : August 29, 2017

By : Narong Nuansakul The Nation