A combined force of hundreds of police, soldiers and civilian officials has been deployed to go after 13 armed militants who remain at large after unleashing a barrage of bullets at six soldiers patrolling on motorcycles in Pattani's Mayo district on Saturday morning.
Two military rangers stop and talk to the driver of a pickup truck in Pattani’s Muang district. Security officers have stepped up checks on vehicles following intelligence reports that insurgents are planning bomb attacks, with the bombslikely to be hidden in such trucks. PAREZ LOHASANT
Most of the militants were natives of Mayo and further investigations found they were still hiding in the district, Mayo police chief Pol Col Gong-aut Suwannakham told the Bangkok Post.
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