BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say suspected insurgents have shot dead three police officers in an ambush in the country’s south.

Police Col. Pairot Meunklaharn says a group of attackers opened fire late Thursday on a pickup truck carrying three police officers in Yala province’s Krong Penang district.

Pairot said a local Muslim leader who was standing in front of a mosque near the ambush scene was also wounded in the attack.

Pairot says the victims included a deputy district police commander and other two officers.