Three insurgents killed in Pattani raid

Three insurgents killed in Pattani raid

Three insurgents were killed in a shootout and two other suspects arrested when a security team raided an Islamic religious school in Mayo district of Pattani on Friday morning.

Security forces fire tear gas prior to moving against suspected insurgents holed up in an empty school in Pattani on Friday. (Photo by Abdulloh Benjakat)

The private religious school, Yuwa Islam Witthaya, is located in Ban Nam Sai of Luboh Yirai sub-district. Friday is a school holiday and the building was empty.

Security forces said they were fired on as they moved in to arrest the suspected insurgents believed to belong to a group led by Maruding Tahe.

Two of the three dead men were identified as Pata Lateh and Muhammadsobri Doloh.

After a five-hour exchange of gunfire the security team fired tear gas into the building before moving in. They found three bodies and arrested two other men. They were identified as Abdulloh Salae and Sabree Jeha.

Authorities allege that the suspected insurgents were responsible for killing four soldiers and injuring two others on the Mayo-Palas Road in Mayo district on July 28, 2012.

Do you like the content of this article?

Resort raided, transgender 'swinging sex' procurer caught

SA KAEO: A Cambodian transgender woman has been arrested and charged with procuring girls under 18 and arranging "swinging" parties for customers via the Twitter messaging app.


Thailand needs IoT

Thailand needs a better ecosystem to support the Internet of Things (IoT), an important tool to help the government attain its ambitious goal of building smart industries.


Global flights

Tour operators plan to speak with the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand about lifting restrictions on international commercial flights in the fourth quarter.