Three defence volunteers killed in Pattani roadside bombing

May 28, 2012
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PATTANI, Thailand – Three Thai government security volunteers were killed in Pattani province Monday (May 28th) and four others were wounded when their vehicle was targeted in a roadside bombing.

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    The explosion occurred on a village road in Utae Buarangae village in Tambon Talo Duraman in Kapho district, as seven volunteers were patrolling in a pickup truck, The Nation said.

    The blast hurled the truck several metres. Three of the volunteers died at the scene.

    Meanwhile, in Yala province, a municipality office worker was shot in the head by two men on a motorcycle as she was walking from the office to her car around 1 pm, MCOT Online said.

    The victim was taken to Yala hospital, where she is in serious condition. Police are investigating whether the assault is insurgency-related.


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