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Religious leader behind deadly ambush in Southern Thailand

A notorious ustaz wanted for many insurgent attacks was possibly behind Saturday’s deadly ambush on two solders in Yala, an intelligence source said yesterday.

The defence intelligence source identified the muslim religious leader as Rohing Raman, who was active in two tambon in Muang district and three tambon in Raman district.

Two of the four gunmen on the back of a pickup truck that was caught on a surveillance camera were also identified as Sofwan Samah and Usman Tengsamae.

The militants fired on the two soldiers while they were escorting a monk on his morning rounds for alms.

The source said Rohing’s gang was trained by the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) group, while Sofwan and Usman were key RKK members. The gang has been wanted for various shootings and bomb attacks in the southern province.

Read more: The Nation

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