THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

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.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

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
Four dead as pickup truck slams into tour bus heading to Phuket

Excuse or explanation, nevermind the choice of words. The driver should have checked immediately on ...(Read More)


May 4 approved as Coronation Day

Wow, and don't forget the additional/supplementary holidays when the real holidays is on a Satur...(Read More)


Government clamps down on surging illegal Thai migration

Thai's don't need a visa for Korea,as long as they don't stay longer than 90 days.Not mu...(Read More)


Slow loris tout arrested at Karon

So it took Officers from Khao Phra Thaew Conservation Centre, Region 5 Division of Crime Suppression...(Read More)


Slow loris tout arrested at Karon

So, mr Nares is a big liar! Claims not to know he commit a crime, but was arrested last year for the...(Read More)


Phuket Police say investigation into Finnish girl’s death inconclusive

"Girl...woman.."? So is she a child or an adult? 19 yo, yep that's an adult but who k...(Read More)


Government clamps down on surging illegal Thai migration

A good 'plan of action' should be made by the highly decorated thai Immigration top official...(Read More)


Four dead as pickup truck slams into tour bus heading to Phuket

What you say he should get as punishment and what the law proscribes differs. Falling asleep was no...(Read More)


Commerce Ministry warns of extortionate hospital prices

and the stupid new ruling to force expats to have health insurance will just give these crooks the o...(Read More)


Four dead as pickup truck slams into tour bus heading to Phuket

"The 23-year-old driver of a pickup truck... will be charged with reckless driving causing deat...(Read More)