Suspected gunmen kill four Thai soldiers

Four soldiers killed and eight others injured after twin roadside attacks hit the southern region of Thailand

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Suspected gunmen killed four soldiers and wounded others in a rural southern area of Thailand, Thai police said on Thursday.

The assailants launched twin roadside attacks against the soldiers in Thailand's southern province of Yala, according to the Guardian.

The first attack was organised on Wednesday evening, in which more than five suspected attackers opened fired on a personal car which was transporting the soldiers on a road in the Raman district of Yala province, police colonel Lukman Bakoh said.

"The four in a personal car were on their way back to their base when they were shot dead ... It is expected to be an act of insurgents," Chanvut Rugsapram, police officer in Yala told Reuters.

In the second attack on Wednesday night assailants blew up a car on a road in Pattani province as a truck with eight soldiers was passing close by, killing all of the all of the soldiers, according to police lieutenant Somjai Poonpanang.

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