23 May 2024

Three suspected insurgents were shot dead by Thai security forces at a jungle hideout in the Si Sakhon district of the southern province of Narathiwat on Monday.

A security force patrol stumbled upon a suspected insurgent jungle hideout in Ban Ta Hong of Choeng Khiri sub-district and laid siege to it, while ordering those inside to surrender.

The occupants of the shelter opened fire, triggering a fierce firefight. Reinforcements were sent to the scene.

When the gunfire died down for a while, the security forces approached the hideout and found three men lying dead, along with their weapons and survival equipment.

Officials are now trying to identify the three deceased.