Two suspects held in connection with Friday’s deadly bomb attack against rangers

Two men have been held yesterday (Sept 24) in military custody for interrogation under suspicion of involvement in Friday’s deadly roadside bomb attack in Pattani which left four paramilitary rangers killed and five wounded.

The two men whose identities were withheld were taken into custody during a sweep in Tambon Taboeng, Sai Buri district, by about 500 members of the security forces on Saturday – one day after the deadly bombing.

Maj-Gen Chatuporn Klampasut, commander of Pattani Task Force, told the media on Saturday that the bombing attacking was perpetrated by militants under the leadership of Kariya Ba-gno and Samalee Sanee – both of them were listed among most wanted by the authorities.

He said that the deaths of the four rangers were a great loss because two of them were responsible for a project to take care of mentally and physically disabled people in the province.

Songkhla provincial governor Songphol Sawattham on Saturday gave a bouquet of flowers and a basket of gifts and goods from HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn to Tunya Uangfahpraiwan, a wounded ranger under treatment at Songkhla provincial hospital.

Tunya has gone through surgery but still needs intensive medical care because of multiple wounds from bomb shrapnels to his eyes, face, body and eardrums.