Six troops killed, four injured in bomb attack in Thailand's Pattani

A file photo showing Thai Army investigators at the site of a bomb detonation in the southern city of Pattani, Thailand.
A file photo showing Thai Army investigators at the site of a bomb detonation in the southern city of Pattani, Thailand. PHOTO: AFP

PATTANI - Six troops were killed and four others were injured when Muslim insurgents in the southern province of Pattani detonated a roadside bomb to ambush them on Monday (June 19), Thai media reported.

Police said the attack occurred at 11.45am on a rural road in Pattani's Thung Yang Daeng district, Thailand's The Nation news website reported.

According to the Khaosod website, the soldiers were patrolling on a pickup when the bomb hidden under the road in a drainage pipe exploded.

The area has been sealed off for a search by ordnance disposal personnel, the website said.

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