Security officers collect evidence from the scene. (Photo by Maluding Tido). Source.
Four soldiers were killed in an attack by suspected insurgents on a rural road in the country’s violence-plagued south on Wednesday, police said.
The soldiers were traveling in a personal car when a group of more than five suspected insurgents started to open fire at them on a road in Raman district in Yala province, police Col. Lukman Bakoh said.
He said the attackers used rifles until the vehicle stopped, then they pulled the officers from the vehicle and fired at them repeatedly.
Lukman said the suspected militants also stole three rifles and a pistol from the soldiers before fleeing the scene.
Yala is one of the three Muslim-majority provinces in predominantly Buddhist Thailand…
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