Pattani province in Thailand's deep south was rocked by a series of attacks last night that resulted in the deaths of two rangers.
The first attack started about 8pm at a volunteer’s base at a school in Kapho district and was followed by an attack on a local centre in Panare district. An army vehicle carrying nine rangers was on its way to the scene of attack in Panare when explosives hidden on a road went off, killing Ruengrit Poesa and Sanchai Sopasawang. Seven others rangers were injured.
Two separate explosions later occurred on a boat and a raft in Muang district. The blast sank the boat and damaged another boat anchored nearby.
In Khok Pho and Yarang districts, insurgents set fire to tyres, and caused a telephone booth in front of a post office in Panare district to explode. Later in Sai Nuri district, they burnt down a vocational centre and destroyed a fishing boat.
In Khok Pho district, they set separate fires to two signal poles as well as a vehicle belonging to the electricity office in Mayo district.