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Two Dead and Five Surrender in Fierce Gun Battle in Pattani

Thai soldiers take position following a gun battle with suspected Muslim insurgents in Pattani province

Thai soldiers take position following a gun battle with suspected Muslim insurgents in Pattani province

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PATTANI – Two southern militants were killed and five surrendered in a fierce clash which broke out when a combined force of soldiers, police and volunteers  encircled their hideout in Nong Chik district of Pattani province early Friday morning.

Two others narrowly escaped but  troops are still on hot pursuit of the escapees.

The combined force of troops from the 24th Special Action Force based in Pattani, police and volunteers encircled a target at Ban Koknod village in Nong Chik following a tipoff that it was used as a hideout for the militants.

Gunshots were heard as government force moved closer in a pincer movement. After the gun battle, some militants managed to escape leaving behind two dead, one was identified as Rusari Berosameh.

Five militants surrendered.

They were later escorted to the Special Action Force base for questioning.

Authorities in the areas were placed on heightened alert with stepped up road checkpoints as they fear of revenges by the southern militants after their heavy loss today.

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