Mon 31 Jan 2011
Filed under: On The Border
Tak – Two Thai soldiers were injured after an artillery shell from a clash between Myanmar and ethnic Karen troops exploded on landing on the Thai side in the northern border province of Tak Sunday night.
Third Army commander Lt Gen Wannatip Wongwai and Maj Gen Kasem Thanaporn, commander of the Naresuan Taskforce, on Monday visited Pte Benjapon Paokantha, 23, at hospital in Mae Sot district.
He and his companion Pte Winai Damrongpon were patrolling the border when the shell from fighting between Myanmar Tatmadaw soldiers and the Karen Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) forces landed in front of their Humvee armed with a heavy machine gun, carrying them on duty to patrol the villages along the Moei River valley near the zone of the heavy fighting.
Pte Benjapon was seriously injured and his right arm was broken while Pte Winai was injured in his right arm. They are now being treated at hospital in Phop Phra district.