Three militants were killed in a clash with a joint police and military force in Thung Yang Daeng district of Pattani province late Tuesday afternoon, reports said.
About 4pm, the security force raided a rubber plantation at the edge of Ban Buerangae in Moo 2, tambon Nam Dum after receiving a tip that five armed men were hiding there.
On seeing the soldiers and police, the armed men opened fire on them. The two sides exchanged gunfire for about 10 minutes, after which the militants retreated, leaving behind one body. A 9mm pistol was found near the body.
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