Road Bomb Kills 6 Soldiers in Pattani

The remains of a pickup and crater left after a powerful bomb exploded Monday under a rural road in the southern border province of Pattani.

PATTANI — A powerful bomb hidden under a Pattani road killed six soldiers Monday.

Ten soldiers were patrolling on the pickup when the bomb, hidden beneath the road in a drainage pipe, exploded just before noon in Pattani’s Thung Yang Daeng district, according to a local police officer who did not give his name because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

Six soldiers were killed immediately while the other four were injured.

The area was ordered shut down for a search by ordnance disposal personnel.

The remains of a pickup and crater left after a powerful bomb exploded Monday under a rural road in the southern border province of Pattani.