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PATTANI (Thailand), Feb 10: Suspected militants killed five soldiers and wounded five others in two roadside attacks on Sunday in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued southern provinces, police said.

In one of the attacks, insurgents detonated a car bomb on a road in Raman district in Yala province as a truck carrying six soldiers passed by early on Sunday, Police Maj. Torphan Pusanthia said.

The militants then opened fire on the soldiers, killing five of them, and took away the dead soldiers’ rifles, he said.

One wounded soldier was rushed to a hospital.

The six soldiers were on their way to guard a group of local farmers on their way to work.In the other attack, insurgents set off a bomb on a road in Ra Ngae district in Narathiwat province and wounded four soldiers, Police Col. Jiradet Phrasawang said.—AP