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16 die in attack on Thai marine base

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Scores of heavily armed gunmen stormed a military base in the southern border province of Narathiwat on Wednesday morning, an army spokesman said, in a major assault that left at least 16 militants dead. 

The body of a militant wearing a bullet-proof vest lies at the edge of the Marine base. (Photo Courtesy of the Royal Thai Army)

"About 80 fully armed militants stormed the base, where there were 60 marines," said Col Pramote Promin, spokesman for the 4th Region Forward Command of the Internal Security Operations Command.

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