11 July 2024

Five suspected southern insurgents were shot dead by security forces on a mountain in Cho Airong district of Thailand’s southern border province of Narathiwat on Sunday.

The security forces also seized five M16 assault rifles, one HK rifle and some supplies from the location on Tawae Mountain in Tambon Bukit.

Military sources said that the security forces were in pursuit of the insurgents after they were spotted by a road block, set up by para-military rangers in Village 8 to check all passing vehicles for insurgents.

Meanwhile, police and troops in Narathiwat’s have been put on alert as a precaution against possible revenge attacks.