Soldiers unhurt in Yala roadside bomb

EIGHT soldiers miraculously escaped death after insurgents detonated a 20-kg bomb buried in the middle of a road in Bannang Sata District of the southern Thai province of Yala, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported today (Nov 12).

The insurgents detonated the bomb too early, and only the front of the truck was hit by the blast, which left a 1.5-meter-deep hole in the middle of the road.

The bomb attack was apparently an act of revenge against the soldiers, who killed two insurgents in a gun battle in Saiburi District a day ago.


Top: Soldiers inspect the damaged caused by the 20-kg bomb in Yala. Photo: Khao Sod

By Songpol Kaopatumtip