22.8.2014  2 ATTACK TODAY

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One soldier was killed and give others were wounded when heavily armed Muslim insurgents ambushed their pickup truck on Highway 410 in Banang Satar district of Yala province today.
Three other soldiers suffered injuries after the hospital ambulance crashed with another vehicle while was rushing to Yala hospital.

Police said a group of nine soldiers were returning to their base in Banang Satar district after their routine patrol on Highway 410 when they were ambushed by unknown number of insurgents hiding by roadside bushes.

Six soldiers were injured, one DIED
After a brief exchange of fires, the insurgents fled the scene when nearby troops rushed in to help.

A hospital ambulance arrived and rushed all the six injured to Yala hospital with three other soldiers accompanying.

But the ambulance crashed with another vehicle on the way , causing injuries to three accompanying soldiers.

One soldier injured from the ambush died later in hospital. He was identified as Sgt NimitbTham-akat.

Troops are still hunting the fleeing insurgents into the jungles, police said.



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