Bomb kills 3 police, wounds 2 in Yala
Three policemen were killed and two others wounded when a bomb exploded under their vehicle in Krong Pinang district, Yala, on Friday. Seven police from Krong Pinang were travelling on two pickup trucks along a local road in Ban Benya, ferreting out information on drug gangs and militants, when a bomb placed in a drainage pipe under the road was detonated about 10.30am.
n estimated seven gunmen then opened fire from the side of the road at the first truck, a black Mitsubishi Triton, which carried the other members of the patrol including the leader, a lieutenant.
The ambush prevented the men helping their colleagues in the bombed truck. The militants stole three M4 rifles and three pistols from them before fleeing.