3 nabbed in Thailand over recent bomb attacks on soldiers

3 nabbed in Thailand over recent bomb attacks on soldiers
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Three suspects, believed to be subordinates of an insurgent cell led by Adul-Harem Jehtu, have been taken into custody in relation to Wednesday's bomb attack on a team of soldiers providing protection to teachers in Narathiwat's Chanae district.

The informations was revealed by Colonel Pasit Chanlekha, chief of the 46th paramilitary ranger regiment yesterday.

The attack led to two deaths and five people getting injured.

Following bathing rites at Wat Bang Nara yesterday, the bodies of Sub-Lieutenant Piyakorn Woonbua, 35, and para-military ranger volunteer Sakchai Panthong, 28, were taken to Phatthalung and Trang provinces respectively for cremation.

Representatives of the two slain officers were also given a Bang Rachan bravery medal and Bt500,000 (S$19,561) initial assistance money each during the rites.

Meanwhile, unrest in the South continued early yesterday morning, when an unknown culprit on a pickup truck opened fire at Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand worker Torsit Phetchsong's rented house in Narathiwat's Muang district.

Though nobody was injured, Torsit's pickup truck was riddled with bullet holes.

In Sungai Padi district, a motorcycle was found to have been doused with petrol and set alight at a rubber plantation.

Police investigation found that it belonged to Muang district resident who said that he had stopped using the vehicle since 2010.

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