Eight soldiers were injured by a bomb explosion in Nong Chik district of Pattani province late on Wednesday night.

The explosion occurred late last night when a bomb placed in a pick-up truck parked on Highway 42 near Ban Khok Chan village in tambon Tuyong was detonated while a six-wheel truck loaded with soldiers of Infantry Company 2533 of the Pattani Task Force was passing by.

The bomb, comprising a 15kg gas cylinder and a 200-litre steel drum with some fuel in it, was placed in the pick-up truck and detonated as  the soldiers’ vehicle was passing by.