Army Chief in Southern Thailand Pleads Militants to Stop Targeting Civilians
NARATHIWAT – Lt.Gen. Prakarn Chollayuth, commander of the Fourth Region Army has urged insurgents in Thailand’s southern border provinces stop targeting civilians, especially children.
Lt.Gen. Prakarn Chollayuth made the plea while he was visiting a Muslim man and three children who were injured by a bomb in Narathiwat province on 24 April. The family was leaving a picnic on the beach when the roadside bomb exploded, police say. Authorities suspect the explosive was one of many planted by local militants who are aiming to create a breakaway Islamic state in the three southern border provinces of Narathiwat, Yala, and Pattani.
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