Pattani is thrilled. The culprit stole a garbage truck loaded with 50 kg of bombs and drove to the checkpoint. before the boom next to the pump
At 9:30 p.m. on June 20 in Pattani Province, Pol Col Chaiwat Panbunthong, superintendent of Panare Police Station, Pattani Province, received a notification of a car bomb. incident on the side Chantharak people service unit checkpoint fort Located on the Pattani-Narathiwat road, Village No. 1, Ban Palas, Khuan Subdistrict, Panare District, and adjacent to the PTT Palas gas station and the Kuan Subdistrict Administrative Organization. Ready to bring troops to the scene immediately, along with Pol Maj Gen Narin Busaman, commander of Pattani Provincial Police. and nearly 100 officers
When officers arrived, they immediately blocked the scene. And found the wreckage of a green 6-wheel truck, which is a garbage collection truck belonging to the La Nga Subdistrict Administrative Organization. The car parts were scattered all over the area. The explosion damaged a two-story commercial building that houses the public service offices and residences.
In addition, the blast also damaged the adjacent Kuan Subdistrict Administrative Organization building. including the wall of the pump PTT on the right side collapsed into a large hole from the explosion. The building was flaked and the explosion damaged a large area.
In addition, one police officer who was inside the building was injured, known as Pol Lt. Col. Nattakit Chuenchai, who was taken to the Pattani Hospital for objects of witnesses at the scene. Initially, officers had stored some of the bomb fragments. But because after the accident there was a power outage. damaged electric pole therefore still unable to find additional evidence Authorities have therefore closed the area for further investigation of the witness material tomorrow.
From the investigation before the accident, it was known that at 8:00 pm the garbage truck had 4 employees after collecting garbage in the responsible area, went to the dumping point of Panare District. Which is about 3 kilometers from the scene of the accident, it appears that when it comes to the dumping point, an unknown number of criminals, concealing their faces with weapons, opened the driver’s side door before pulling the driver out of the car to join with 3 other employees. person
Before the villain led the 4 people to tie the rope to the side of the forest. and forced to lie down, face down on the floor With another group of criminals to control the four of them, then two villains robbed the said garbage truck and drove away. Before the improvised bomb was estimated to weigh about 50 kilograms, it was tucked into a garbage truck and driven to the side of the accident site. Then the assailant got out of the car and fled. and then immediately detonated the explosion until a loud noise shook make people inside the pump The PTT was shocked and ran away in different directions.
After the accident, Pol Maj Gen Narin Busaman, commander of Pattani Provincial Police. He ordered the Joint Task Force in the area to encircle and search the scene immediately. Ready to order all checkpoints, extraction points, watch out for suspicious cars and suspected persons according to the target. to prevent misfortunes that may occur in the area For this incident, it is believed that this was the work of insurgent groups in the area that used the same style. to cause an incident to create a situation