Insurgent camp found after clash

Insurgent camp found after clash

Abandoned food found at a temporary insurgent camp following a clash in Pattani's Sai Buri district on Tuesday. (Photo: Abdullah Benjakat)
Abandoned food found at a temporary insurgent camp following a clash in Pattani's Sai Buri district on Tuesday. (Photo: Abdullah Benjakat)

PATTANI: Soldiers found an insurgents' camp and seized food and other items following a clash with gunmen in Sai Buri district on Tuesday.

Col Vacharakorn Onngern, deputy spokesman of the Internal Security Operation Commander Region 4, said two patrols from the 44th Ranger Regiment were deployed on foot and motorcycles near Ban La-Ar in tambon Kadunong.

A group of insurgents were reported to be active in the area, preventing villagers going out to tap their rubber trees.  

About 9.30am, one of the patrols encountered five or six armed men, who opened fire at them.

After exchanging shots with the soldiers for about three minutes, the insurgents withdrew into a rubber plantation. The soldiers chased them and found their temporary camp.

They seized food supplies, survival gear, a motorcycle and a bag containing metal spikes for use on roads to deter pursuit.

The motorcycle had been reported stolen in 2015.

There were no casualties on either side.


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