Four soldiers injured in roadside bomb attack in Narathiwat

Four members of the army’s engineering corp were injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Janae district of Narathiwat province this afternoon (Sunday) as they were on their way to build a rural road.

The powerful explosion from the bomb sent the pickup truck in which they were travelling turning upside down and throwing all the soldiers out of the vehicle.

The four injured soldiers from the engineer corp were identified as Sgt Chalermkiat Wongkingsri, Cpl Chatuwit Thachine, Cpl Tatchaphol Chanthamart and Pvt Giflee Thongsong.

Police’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit which was rushed to the scene of explosion with police and local administration officials said the bomb was made from a 25-kg gas cylinder stuffed with explosives and nails and it was buried under the concrete road in Ban Tuekor in Tambon Janae.

The bomb was connected with a wire linked to the detonator about 400 metres away, said the EOD unit.