Insurgents Suspected of Landmine Attack Targeting Rubber Farmers in Thailand


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(Benar News) Explosions from landmines killed a soldier and injured six police officers and four civilians in Thailand’s troubled Deep South on Monday, including a farmer who lost both her legs in the twin attack at a rubber plantation, authorities said.

About an hour after the first blast early in the morning in Sungai Padi, a district of Narathiwat province, a second landmine exploded as members of a bomb squad scoured the plantation in response to the earlier explosion. The blast killed a soldier and wounded at least six police officers. The injuries to the police were non-life threatening, officials said.

Thai officials and residents also said that rubber farmer Prathum Nakthong, 55, was gravely injured in the first explosion when she stepped on a landmine about 500 meters from her house in Kok Ko, one of the communities in Tambon To Deng, a village cluster in the district.


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Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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