Bangkok Post : 4 troops killed in Narathiwat school attack
Four soldiers were killed while one other and a student were wounded when they came under attack in front of a school in Narathiwat province yesterday.
Six soldiers attached to the Narathiwat task force 30 were on security duty at Ban Lamoh school in Narathiwat’s Rueso district when they were ambushed at noon by militants armed with assault rifles.
The dead soldiers were identified as Sgt Niti Aree, Sgt Suppachai Kaewnunual, Pvt Nujarin Surakanr and Pvt Noppasin Chusri.
Pvt Kraiwit Suk-on, who was wounded in the attack and Al-ameen Poleeka, a seven-year-old pupil who was injured by a stray bullet, were taken to hospital.
Pvt Witthaya Naratchote, who escaped unhurt, said at least 18 assailants wearing paramilitary ranger uniforms opened fire on the soldiers as they were taking a short break outside the school.
The assailants fled with five rifles and bullet-proof vests belonging to the soldiers, he said.
Meanwhile, a Malaysian man who was injured in the Sungai Kolok bombing on Sept 16 was pronounced dead at Songklanakarind Hospital in Songkhla yesterday morning, bringing the death toll to seven.