Soldier, 4 insurgents killed in 6-day siege

Soldier, 4 insurgents killed in 6-day siege

Fourth Region Army chief Lt Gen Kriangkrai Srirak is briefed by planning officers ahead of the operation against insurgents in Bacho district of Narathiwat on Sunday. (Photo: Adbullah Benjakat)
Fourth Region Army chief Lt Gen Kriangkrai Srirak is briefed by planning officers ahead of the operation against insurgents in Bacho district of Narathiwat on Sunday. (Photo: Adbullah Benjakat)

PATTANI: Four insurgents wanted on court warrants in criminal cases were killed in a firefight while trying to break through encircling soldiers at a village in Bacho district in Narathiwat province on Sunday.

Army officer was fatally wounded in an earlier clash with the isurgents on Saturday night.

Col Kiatisak Neewong, spokesman for Region 4 Internal Security Operations Command, released the details on Monday at Sirindhorn camp in Pattani's Yarang district.

He said the operation started on Sept 28. A military unit laid siege to Hutae Yuelo village in tambon Bare Tai in Bacho district, where the fugitive insurgents were hiding.

The insurgents tried to break out on Saturday night. During the fight, Lt Krisna Phetchamras, 35, of the 151st Infantry Regiment, was fatally wounded. 

On Sunday the four insurgents again tried to break out. All four were killed, he said.

They were:

- Baruwan Kueji, who was wanted on two warrants -- for shooting dead Muhamadsabri Salae, a defence volunteer, in Bacho district, Narathiwat, on March 10, 2021, and for an attack on a police outpost near Bacho police station on Feb 14, 2021;

- Assan Sama, wantedon a warrant over a bomb explosion that killed three marines on May 13, 2005;

- Abdulloh Ulae, wanted on two warrants for attempted murder of government officials, on March 2, 2010 and April 22, 2013; and

- Adha Yuka, wanted on a warrant in connection with a clash with a government force in tambon Bare Tai, Bacho district, Narathiwat, on June 23, 2014.

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