The Straits Times
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Published on Feb 10, 2013
 

Car bomb kills five soldiers in Thai south, wounds one

 
 

BANGKOK (AFP) - Five soldiers were killed Sunday in a bomb attack by suspected insurgents in Thailand's violence-wracked deep south, police said.

The bomb, which also wounded a sixth soldier, was detonated as the troops passed by in their patrol vehicle in a village in Yala, one of several Muslim-dominated provinces near the border with Malaysia.

"About 10 insurgents are believed to have hidden nearby and detonated the bomb, which was attached to another car," Police Major Torphan Phusuntiae told AFP by telephone.

He said a man and a woman working in a rubber plantation were also wounded in the blast.