THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Hidden insurgent base found in Pattani

Hidden insurgent base found in Pattani

PATTANI: Security forces captured a well-setup, hidden base used by a separatist insurgent group yesterday (Feb 10), arrested one suspect and seized a large quantity of bomb-making materials and weapons, in Pattani’s Nong Chik district.

politicsreligionpolice
By Bangkok Post

Thursday 11 February 2016, 02:27PM


Lt Gen Suchart Thirasawat, an assistant national police chief, said the combined military-police force overran the base following a clash with armed insurgents. There were no casualties.

One man, who admitted to being a bomb-maker, was arrested, he said.

The suspect was identified as Sabari Che-ali, 30, a native of Nong Chik district and believed to be a member of an insurgent group led by Seri Waemamu, a Hat Yai bombing suspect who is on the run.

According to Lt Gen Suchart, Mr Sabari told officials he was approached to the join the separatist movement by an insurgent named Maolana Samo. His job was to make bombs, together with another insurgent identified as Isyasa Hayae.

Five other suspects fled before the security force took the base.

They were named as Maolana Samo, Chamroen Umasa, Isyasa Hayae, Fadlan Sohman and Annungwa Kaso, and were armed with one M16 rifle, an AK47 rifle and two shotguns, Pol Lt Gen Suchart said. The insurgent camp was well setup, comprising three cottages, and was concealed in a mangrove forest, well-camouflaged and accessible only by boat.

One cottage was used for assembling bombs. Bomb-making materials including kerosene to mix with urea, a boat-load of gun powder, ball bearings, and two large gas cylinders, each weighing about 15 kilos, a solar cell panel, and a large number of firearms were found inside.

Another cottage was used for sleeping and cooking. Also found inside it were a shotgun with 20 rounds of ammunition and a large quantity of petrol.

The third cottage served as sleeping quarters, a meeting room and a prayer room. Two bombs made using 15kg gas cylinders, copies of the Koran, clothes, hammocks and a large quantity of survival gear were found inside the building.

The base was believed to have been in use for at least two years, Pol Lt Gen Suchart said.

Read original story here.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

slippery snake | 11 February 2016 - 17:44:07

well done  to the Military Police,, hope you round up the other 5 soon..  good work !! 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Karon Police reveal details of Norwegian arrested for death of Brit at Phuket resort

Just like everywhere else in the world, only a judge can decide if bail is granted, police can only ...(Read More)


Rescue workers trap three monitor lizards in houses and gardens in Kathu

Kurt,they were released into their natural habitat.Same as they do with snakes.Should they give a wa...(Read More)


Norwegian tourist charged for killing British man at Phuket resort

Kurt,I can't remember being with you in the same room wherever i stayed.So please tell me how do...(Read More)


Phuket officials whittle down routes for ‘Bike Un Ai Rak’ mass-cycling event

Un Air Rak? Warmth of love? How about to experience that first at Phuket beaches, in Phuket taxis, v...(Read More)


Rescue workers trap three monitor lizards in houses and gardens in Kathu

Yes GerryT81, that is true. But Phuket officialdom should warn foreign tourists about it on forehand...(Read More)


Norwegian tourist charged for killing British man at Phuket resort

Sorry GerryT81. Fruit baskets never come with a steak knife. And any kind of burger by room service ...(Read More)


Rescue workers trap three monitor lizards in houses and gardens in Kathu

@Kurt,aren't in jungle areas not all kind of dangerous animals?...(Read More)


Norwegian tourist charged for killing British man at Phuket resort

@Sajanee I have found multiple times a fruit basket with a steak knife on arrival as a welcome gift ...(Read More)


Phuket officials whittle down routes for ‘Bike Un Ai Rak’ mass-cycling event

Why is in Thailand organising a bike- or marathon event a government Officials job? ( no better real...(Read More)