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Thai Muslim villagers in Southern Thailand

Thai Muslim villagers take part in a protest organised to condemn a car bomb attack by suspected Muslim separatists a day before, in the Yi-ngo distrist of Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat on June 8, 2009. An insurgency in the southern provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat erupted in January 2004, and since then more than 3,700 people have been killed and thousands more wounded. AFP PHOTO/MADAREE TOHLALA (Photo credit should read MADAREE TOHLALA/AFP/Getty Images)


NARATHIWAT, 18 June 2013 (NNT) – The Southern Border Provinces Police Operations Center has made known that a suspect in the Bangkok Ramkhamhaeng blast has been apprehended in Narathiwat province.

Thirty police officers carried out a raid on a house in Mueang district of Narathiwat, arresting one of three male suspects of the Ramkhamhaeng explosion, identified as Idris Satapo, 24. Police stated that his whereabouts was exposed by another suspect who was arrested earlier.

According to intelligence reports, Mr Idris is linked to insurgent networks in the far South. He is also believed to be involved in a recent bomb attack on a school bus in Narathiwat.

Read more: NNT


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