Two security officials killed and four hurt by explosions in Thailand’s Deep South
Two members of security forces protecting teachers, in Thailand’s southern border provinces of Pattani and Narathiwat, were killed and four others injured in two separate roadside bomb blasts this morning. The attacks coincide with the first day of the resumption of in-person classes in schools across the country.
The dead have been identified as Emlookman Hayilamae, a para-military ranger, and Lance Corporal Bungkarn Harnsarn.
Police sources say that southern insurgents detonated an explosive device on a road between Ban Tayalor and Ban Pakajinor, in Nong Chik district of Pattani, as a teacher protection patrol was passing.
In a separate incident, in Ra-ngae district of Narathiwat, insurgents detonated a bomb, hidden near the foot of a bridge, as a patrol unit in a pickup truck was approaching.