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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Malaysia-Thai routes in Tak Bai, Sungai Golok and Weng closed


Police are keeping a close eye on the Malaysia-Thailand border following disturbances in south Thailand. (Bernama pic)

NARATHIWAT: All routes along the Malaysia-Thailand border area in the districts of Tak Bai, Sungai Golok and Weng have been temporarily closed following a bomb explosion and shooting incident that injured four police officers.

Chief of police for Sungai Golok district Jadsadavit Inprapan said the road to Sungai Golok from Tak Bai district has been closed for inspection after a bomb disposal squad found scattered nails on the highway.

“Police believe that some of the attackers have fled to Malaysia via the river route while others are hiding in nearby areas,” he told reporters after visiting the scene today.

According to him, the incident occurred at midnight, with four officers injured while on duty near Sungai Golok town after the vehicle they were in suddenly exploded.

He said initial police investigations also found three inactive bombs, 50 bullet casings, and scattered nails near the scene.

Jadsadavit said that so far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The consul-general of Malaysia in Songkhla, Ahmad Fahmi Ahmad Sarkawi, confirmed that no Malaysians have been reported injured. - FMT

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