Suspected militants kill 4 soldiers in Thai south

By REUTERS
June 17, 2011 09:25

PATTANI - Suspected Muslim militants killed four soldiers in an ambush at a crowded market in southern Pattani province before escaping on a pick-up truck with M-16 rifles seized from the victims, police said on Friday.

Police said the gunmen tracked the soldiers and shot them with pistols at point-blank range while they were on foot patrol late on Thursday, providing security at the market.

A Muslim woman was wounded in the leg by a stray bullet.

Ethnic Malay Muslims represent the majority of the population in Pattani and nearby Yala and Narathiwat, the southernmost provinces of predominantly Buddhist Thailand.


Related Content

Breaking news
June 19, 2018
Report: Kim Jong Un says he wants to maintain high-level contacts with Russia

By REUTERS