Heavily armed criminals attacked marine police stations in Tak Bai District of Narathiwat Wednesday night.
Three officials were injured amid explosions and gunshots. Six men with pipe bombs and military-grade guns launched the attack at the Bata marine police station and the Tak Bai marine police base at 9:20 p.m. Both sides exchanged gunfire at the Ratchada pier and an old customs checkpoint.
The places were damaged and caught fire. People who had dinner at Taba market had to evacuate.
Three officials were injured. One is a soldier and two others are territorial defense volunteers of the Tak Bai district office. They were rushed to Tak Bai Hospital.