Two rangers injured in grenade attack

Two para-military rangers were slightly injured when two M79 grenades fired by suspected militants exploded in their base at a village in Bannang Sata District of Yala province on Monday evening.

The two rangers, Cpl Thoranin Insuan and Mr Witthaya Sriraksa, were on duty in the base when two grenades were fired into the base and exploded. The explosions also caused some minor damage to an adjacent school building.

The other rangers in the base then opened fire at the spot where the suspected militants were believed to be hiding. The ensuing fire exchange lasted only a few minutes after which the rebels retreated.

The two victims were later rushed to the district hospital for treatment by their fellow rangers.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)

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