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Two rangers killed, four injured in Pattani ambush

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Two rangers killed, four injured in Pattani ambush

By The Nation

 

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Two rangers were killed and four others injured when separatist militants ambushed their patrol unit on a Pattani road on Tuesday night.

 

Nong Chik police station was alerted that a firefight had broken out on a road in Ban Don Na village in Tambon Bang Khao and dispatched reinforcements.

 

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The four injured rangers were rushed to the Army hospital at Fort Ingkhayut Borihan for emergency treatment before being ferried to Pattani Hospital.

 

The two rangers killed were identified as Suchart Kongsuk and Thanadej Chaiyamusik.

 

Police said the six rangers were patrolling on three motorcycles when they came under fire from a group of insurgents.

 

The rangers fired back and a five-minute gunfight ensued before the insurgents retreated and the rangers could radio for backup.

 

Pattani Taskforce commander Maj-General Jatuporn Klumpasut on Wednesday morning dispatched some 100 troops and police to the village to hunt for the attackers.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30354283

 
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4 minutes ago, edwinchester said:

"Police said the six rangers were patrolling on three motorcycles...."

 

Shame that the billions of baht creamed off by the military isn't actually spent on equipment designed to save those facing the most risk.

 

as the terrorists are cowards, they will always seek out the least equipped, so unless everyone gets armored vehicles, there is no point...

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I could have sworn, I just read an article here today, via a government news release re a new Army commander taking over, that there was now "peace" in the South...

Perhaps some folks didn't get informed of that declaration by the Army....  :hit-the-fan:

 

 

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The strategy in the south seems to be one that does not seek escalation, 

but one that maintains the status quo.  Given the nature of the insurgency, 

‘victory’ is qualativly not likely at this time.

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16 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

I could have sworn, I just read an article here today, via a government news release re a new Army commander taking over, that there was now "peace" in the South...

Perhaps some folks didn't get informed of that declaration by the Army....  :hit-the-fan:

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, the old retiring Army Chief told the new Army Chief - "don't worry, everything is hunky dory down there" in the deep South...

 

17 hours ago, edwinchester said:

"Police said the six rangers were patrolling on three motorcycles...."

 

Shame that the billions of baht creamed off by the military isn't actually spent on equipment designed to save those facing the most risk.

Agree. A few billion on proper armoured vehicles etc, but no, they get...…... 3 submarines.

Real useful. really useful.

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On 9/12/2018 at 7:17 PM, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

I could have sworn, I just read an article here today, via a government news release re a new Army commander taking over, that there was now "peace" in the South...

Perhaps some folks didn't get informed of that declaration by the Army....  :hit-the-fan:

 

 

 

 

 

Loose talk can cost lives, still very apt

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