Four separatist militants were killed in a gunfight with state security forces at Ban Charohpae in Yala’s Tharn To district early Friday morning, police said.
Pol Col Peera Boonliang, deputy Yala police chief, said that about 6.30am the joint military ranger and border patrol police force surrounded the targeted house, after getting information that core members and supporters of a southern separatist group were hiding out there.
The authorities used a loud-speaker to urge the militants to surrender, but they sprayed bullets at them in return. The joint force fired back. The gun battle lasted about 10 minutes, Pol Col Peera said.
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