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Four rangers injured in South Thailand bomb explosion

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Last Saturday early evening, four rangers were injured in a bomb explosion in Si Sakhon district, police said.

The incident took place around 6:20 p.m. when eight rangers from Ranger Company 4912 were driving in two pick-ups on their way back to their base after attending a sporting event in Ban Tamong, Moo 2 village in Tambon Choeng Khiri.

A bomb placed on the road was activated remotely between the villages of Kadi and Laweng.

Lieutenant Supap Maneechai, 35, the company commander, suffered a deep cut on his right leg. Three other volunteer rangers — Nat Khongin, 35, Kamol Achasong, 29, and Pitsanu Paenkaew, 36 — suffered minor injuries. They were admitted to Si Sakhon Hospital.

The incident, which was initially believed to be an act of terrorism by southern insurgents, was under investigation.

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