Police arrested a man believed to have been injured by a bomb in relation to the South insurgency after he reportedly confessed that he planted the mine to harm security officials but ended up hurting himself by stepping on it.
Woha Baeloh, 42, who lost both his legs after stepping on a mine on Monday and remains in hospital at Rangae district, confessed that he had made a bomb and planted it under a tree near the TonyongmasYi Ngor Road. He said he had also hung Thai and Malaysian flags on the tree to attract Thai officials.
The suspect told police that he worked with 10 other insurgency sympathisers and had planted seven bombs in the Rangae district since August 31. It is suspected that the mine which nine-year-old Muhammadsafik Lateh lost his right leg to was also planted by Woha.