Yala battle between insurgents and security forces

September 3rd, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Insurgents ambushed and exchanged fire with security forces in Yala province.

Local officials in Yala reports that an unknown number of insurgents using assault weaponry ambushed soldiers of the 12th Special Task Force in Raman (รามัน ) district of Yala province. The soldiers were part of a protection detail for local teachers.

Officials said that as soldiers traveled along their normal patrol route, insurgents hidden inside local rubber plantations opened fire on the convoy. Soldiers and insurgents exchanged fire for more than 5 minutes before insurgents retreated. No casualties were sustained on either sides.

Authorities believe the incident to be another attempt by insurgents to create unrest.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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