At least ten officers and civilians, including eight explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) officers, were injured, five seriously, in three roadside bomb explosions in Yala province on Thursday morning (Sept 14).
Of the three explosions targeting on EOD officers, power pole, and bridge, one was detonated as a team of EOD officers was on the way to inspect an explosion scene where two army rangers were earlier in the morning injured.
The incident happened on Highway 4070 from Kabang to Yaha district.
According to Yala police, they sealed off Highway 4070 from Kabang to Yaha when suspecious object was spotted placing on the bridge at Ban Arsen in Tambon Katong, Yaha district.
All vehicles were not allowed to pass as police said they needed clearance of the road by EOD first.
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Meanwhile as rangers from the 47th Ranger Regiment were moving in to inspect a damaged power pole by bomb, a hidden roadside bomb was detonated, injuring two of them.
Teams of EOD officers from the police and the Fourth Army went there to inspect the scene, another bomb was detonated injuring a dozen of EOD officers, and civilians.
All were rushed to Somdet Phra Yupharat hospital and Yala Hospital Centre for treatment, five of them seriously.