5 troops were killed today in a bomb attack by suspected insurgents in Thailand’s violence-wracked deep south, police mentioned.
The bomb, which also injured a 6th soldier, was detonated as the troops went by in their patrol car in a village in Yala.
“About 10 insurgents are believed to have hidden nearby and detonated the bomb, which was attached to another car,” Police Major Torphan Phusuntiae informed AFP on the phone.
He says a man and a woman working in a rubber plantation were also injured in the blast.
Torphan says the troops were targeted because they frequently received tip-offs and information about insurgents from the villagers.
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