The Straits Times
Published on Nov 18, 2012

2 killed in train ambush in Thailand's south


PATTANI (AP) - Suspected insurgents have detonated an improvised bomb that derailed a train and killed two railway guards in Thailand's south, hours before President Barack Obama visits the country.

The Sunday attack in Rue So district of Narathiwat province disrupted train services in the three violence-plagued southernmost provinces.

Police Colonel Dulyaman Yaena said an unknown number of insurgents exchanged gunfire with other railway guards before fleeing.

Two railway guards died from wounds caused by the explosion while 15 others were hospitalised.