Tags : Narathiwat


No al-Qaeda, jihadis in our South: Thailand govt

The Thai government and its top military commanders overseeing counterinsurgency operations in its restive southern Muslim provinces have ruled out the presence of al-Qaeda or jihadi tendencies, saying the rebellion is essentially local and has no affiliations with global terrorism. “For a terrorist group like al-Qaeda Thailand is a very small target. The rebellion in […]Read More


South Thailand: Five rangers injured in Narathiwat bomb attack

Narathiwat – Five rangers were slightly injured when insurgents detonated a road-side bomb to ambush them in this southern border province Monday. The explosion occurred at 11:45 am on a main road in Dohaemae village in Tambon Rico of Sungai Padi district. Police said the five rangers were returning to their base when insurgents detonated […]Read More


Tanks sent on fishy mission in Gulf of Thailand

Bangkok – The Thai military plans to drop 25 Chinese-made tanks into the Gulf of Thailand to serve as artificial reefs, media reports said Friday. The T69-2 tanks, purchased from China in 1987 at a 50-per-cent discount, will be shipped to southern Thailand next week to be dumped into the sea off Narathiwat province, 750 […]Read More


No ceasefire at all as claimed by insurgents: ISOC

Internal Security Operation Command (ISOC) on Wednesday denied reports that Malay-Muslim separatist organisations unilaterally suspended organised attacks in three districts of Narathiwat province. The Patani Malay Liberation Movement had issued a statement over the weekend, claiming that the unilateral cease-fire – billed as a confidence-building measure – was implemented in Rangae, Yingor and Choh I-Rong […]Read More


Police: 8 killed in Thailand’s restive south

PATTANI, Thailand — Suspected Muslim insurgents detonated roadside bombs that killed eight people, including one civilian, in two separate attacks in Thailand’s restive south, police said Friday. A bomb explosion in Yala province on Friday killed three soldiers in a pickup truck who were sent to fix a water pipe in a village in Yaha […]Read More


Soldier, 2 teachers wounded in South

A soldier and two female teachers were wounded by a bomb explosion in Sisakhon district of Narathiwat province on Monday morning, police said. The accident occurred about 9am as a team of nine soldiers from Narathiwat Task Force 37, one on a motorcycle and the others on a humvee vehicle, was escorting teachers riding their […]Read More


Red rally site isolated

Troops, protesters clash on highway Soldier shot dead, 19 people injured Security authorities have ordered Bangkok police to close all roads around the red shirt rally site as of last night to increase the pressure on the anti-government group. Sources said the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation imposed the order to block […]Read More


Bombs target ATMs in troubled southern Thai province

Pattani, Thailand – A spate of bombs planted at bank automatic teller machines in Thailand’s violence-wracked southern province of Narathiwat exploded Tuesday, injuring two people. Bombs were detonated at four ATM booths and one beauty parlour in the province, which is 800 kilometres south of Bangkok and borders Malaysia, said Internal Security Operations Command southern […]Read More