Security officials check the scene where a ranger was injured by an explosive in Cho Airong district, Narathiwat province, on Monday. (Photo by Waedao Harai)
NARATHIWAT: A patrol ranger was injured by a hidden roadside bomb in Cho Airong district on Monday morning.
District police were informed about 9am the bomb has been remotely detonated near Ban Sala Road in Chuab subdistrict, 2 metres from a campaign poster of an MP candidate of the Phue Khon Thai Party.
When a team of soldiers and police arrived at the scene, they found a 6-by-12-inch hole in the ground, scattered shrapnel and remnants of improvised explosive detonated by radio signal in a 5kg iron box.
The rangers from the 48th Ranger Regiment who were waiting told them Cpl Mahammed Yuso, 37, was hurt by shrapnel in the upper right thigh and right shoulder and they had sent him to Joh Ai Rong hospital.
Authorities were told Cpl Mohammed had led the team of six rangers on foot patrol from their base, 400m from the scene.