Three killed in Thai election attacks

Suspected Muslim insurgents ambushed election officials today in five separate attacks in Thailand's restive south, killing two police officers and an election volunteer.

Suspected Muslim insurgents ambushed election officials today in five separate attacks in Thailand's restive south, killing two police officers and an election volunteer.

Two of the attacks occurred after polls closed for Thailand’s Senate elections as officials were transporting ballot boxes to counting stations.

In the Rueso district of Narathiwat province, an election volunteer was killed when the truck she driving in hit a bomb planted on the road.

Eleven others in the truck were injured, said police Capt. Piboon Thanikul.

In nearby Yala province, an army truck escorting election officials drove over another bomb, injuring four soldiers, said police Col. Anurut Himhab.

Two police officers were killed in earlier attacks.

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