Bombing in the Deep South



(Photo: Kolok for 2Bangkok.com)

Bombing in the Deep South - December 19, 2009

Kolok reports: Militants planted a 20 kg bomb targeting the car of Bacho district chief administrative assistant, injuring severely the official. 3 defense volunteer guards died and 1 was injured. Investigation indicates that the team of 5 authorities, led by  Waesama-ae Jaeha, were traveling from the district office to participate in the village activity, but the gang detonated the 20 kg bomb, hidden in the area using a battery device.

At 12:15 on December 19, 2009, the Bacho district police officer in Narathiwat revealed that militants detonated a bomb blowing up the car of the district chief administrative assistant, causing 3 defense volunteer guards to die and 1 to be injured. The police team along with bomb disposal officials, the Narathiwat 32 military task force, and the Bacho district chief inspected the scene on the Artabueyae-Buenaepiyae road in Banuyeraw village.

The explosion left a 1 meter dept hole in the road surface. The authorities found the electric wire that was led 100 meters away into the wood nearby [where the separatists detonated the bomb from]. The Mazda pickup car, registration plate 9ฎ-9080, Bangkok, was left in pieces 50 meters away from the blast spot. [So to clarify, the blast point is shown below in the photos with chunks of brown rocks and dirt. The vehicle was blown 50 meters away. In the first photo below the site of the blast is in the distance in front of the car.] The militant gang left a letter, containing both Thai and Yawi words, describing the violent situation in the unrest southern provinces and signed by the “Muslimeen Dalorwittaya” group.

The 3 dead officials were identified as Sakari Reemaeyae, Muhammadsaidee Hayeehaya and Arduerang Sa-u. All the died at the scene. 2 others were reportedly injured, identified as 35-year-old Waesama-ae Jaeha, who is the district defense chief administrative assistant and Arduenan Make. The 2 were critically injured on their torsos, legs and arms and were rushed to the Narathiwat hospital.


(Photo: Kolok for 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: Kolok for 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: Kolok for 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: Kolok for 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: Kolok for 2Bangkok.com)

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