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Militants 'aimed to take prisoners'

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Insurgents who attacked a marine base in Narathiwat early Wednesday might have been hoping to take prisoners because many were carrying rope and wire with them, Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat said. 

ACM Sukumpol was full of praise for the marines for their combat readiness in repelling the attackers and being able to kill a confirmed 16 of them and seize 19 weapons and two pickup trucks.

"It is noticeable that some of the attackers carried a rope and some wire, which might have been intended for use in capturing some marines and holding them hostage," the defence minister said.

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