Seven people injured by bombs in southern Thailand hinh anh 1Security units regroup near the rubber plantation in Chanae district of Narathiwat after the raid on an insurgent camp on January 18 morning. (Photo: Bangkokpost)

Bangkok (VNA) – Five army rangers and two policemen were seriously wounded by bomb blasts in southern Thailand on January 18.

Separate roadside bombings hit Su-ngai Padi district in Narathiwat province, and Nong Chik district in Pattani province in the morning.

In Su-ngai Padi district, five army rangers while patrolling a road along a railway track were wounded by two bombs detonated by suspected separatists.

In Nong Chik, another bomb went off on a road, wounding two policemen who were providing security for local teachers in a village.

Security in southern Thailand has been complicated since 2004 when Muslim militants began attacks on local residents and security forces. The attacks have killed thousands of people so far.-VNA