Bomb in Pattani kills policeman, injures another
A bom explosion in Pattani province kills one policeman and another seriously injures another while on patrol providing security for teachers in Mayo district on Tuesday morning.
Pol Col Kong-ath Suwankham, the Mayo district police chief, said the incident occurred at about 9.45am while six policemen travelling on a pick-up truck and a motorcycle were travelling over a bridge on Yarang-Mayo road in tambon Kochan.
A home-made bomb, weighing about 15kg, was planted at one end of the bridge and was detonated remotely. The explosition hit Pol Cpl Atithep Sangthong, 32, and Pol L/Cpl Rusdi Chedolo, 27, who were riding on the motorcycle.
The two were seriously wounded. Pol Cpl Atithep died later at Mayo Hospital. Pol L/Cpl Rusdi was transferred to Pattani Hospital.