Thailand News

Breaking news headlines

NHRC condemns of the killing of a pregnant woman in Pattani

Thai soldiers confront with protesting Thai-Muslim villagers, top, during a protest outside Ingkhayuth military base in Pattani province, southern Thailand

Thai soldiers confront with protesting Thai-Muslim villagers, top, during a protest outside Ingkhayuth military base in Pattani province, southern Thailand Tuesday, May 8, 2007. Hundreds of villagers took part in the protest demanding Thai soldiers to release 24 suspected Muslim militants who are being kept at this base. Since a Muslim rebellion flared in Thailand's three southernmost provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat in early 2004, near-daily bombings, drive-by shootings and other attacks have killed more than 2,000 people. (AP Photo/Sumeth Parnpetch)


The National Human Rights Commission has condemned the killing of a pregnant woman by suspected southern militants in Panareh district of Pattani on Saturday, calling it a brutal and inhuman act.

The victim, Ms Rattikarn Chamwang, who was nine months pregnant, and another woman, Mrs Saijai Thongdee, were standing in front of a stall selling fried chicken in Palat market when an assailant, believed to be southern militant, approached them from behind and shot at both of them at point-blank range before escaping.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th