Three policemen were injured after southern militants detonated a roadside bomb and opened fire with assault rifles at a police patrol car in Cho-airong district of Narathiwat on Monday night.
According to Cho-airong police, the attack occurred at about 9pm near Ban Joko in Tambon Bukit on the road from Cho-airong to Bukit.
As a police patrol vehicle was passing Ban Joko, a roadside bomb exploded and militants hiding in roadside bushes opened fire.
In a brief exchange of fire, the militants escaped under cover of darkness.
Cho-airong police chief Pol Col Pakdi Jaengsakul later ordered reinforcement to the scene and quickly rushed the three injured police to Cho-airong hospital.
He later ordered the police reinforcement back to the base for fear of renewed attack as it was dark, before asking for EOD police and soldiers to return to the scene for inspection this morning.