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6 Thai Rangers, Civilian Woman Injured In Shooting, Bombing

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NARATHIWAT – Six Thai rangers and a civilian woman were injured in separate shooting and bombing incidents in this conflict-stricken province early today.

Sisakorn Police Station assistant chief investigator Captain Kitti Jaihai said the first incident occurred at 9.40 am (local time) when four rangers travelling in a four-wheel-drive were being shot at while passing through Jalan Kampung Dahong-Kampung Bilok here.

“Unknown individuals fired multiple shots at the vehicles and caused all of the rangers to sustain gunshot wounds,” he told reporters here today.

He said a civilian woman was also wounded by a stray bullet.

Investigation team found 10 bullet shells at the scene.

In the second incident about 30 minutes later, two rangers, who were rushing to help the victims in the shooting incident, sustained injuries when a bomb exploded not far from the scene.

The two incidents were among the numerous shooting and bomb attacks reported to have occurred in several locations in southern Thailand since last night. – BERNAMA

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