Deep South News – December 2009


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The militants detonate 15 kg. bomb made from fire extinguisher in Ruesoh injuring 8 - December 27, 2009
Kolok reports: At 2 pm on December 27, 2009, Police Lieutenant Arthit Thiensiri, police officer from Ruesoh police station in Narathiwat, was informed about the bomb attack on the Tharue-Kotabaru road in the Ban Tueloh village in Moo 7 in Tambon Rieng in Ruesoh district. The bombing attack caused 8 patrolling soldiers from the Narathiwat military task force 30-division 1111 to suffer minor injury.
The police lieutenant together with Colonel Piyawat Chalermsri, the Ruesoh police station chief and Lieutenant Colonel Jantee Chaemjan, head of Narathiwat forensic police, the bomb disposal unit and police-military force rushed to the scene.
The explosion dented the road surface causing a hole 1 meter deep and 1.50 meter wide. An electric wire led 100 meters away into a rubber plantation wood nearby was left in the area. The authorities collected evidence which was the bomb remains made from a 15 kg fire extinguisher tank and detonated by battery. The 8 injured were found close to the car parked nearby the road. All of them suffered chest and ear pain symptoms.
Investigation indicates that an unknown militant gang detonated the bomb when the team of 8 patrol soldiers led by Captain Pakin Kuakul in a pick-up reached the spot. The militant gang detonated the 15 kg bomb hidden in the road when the soldiers' car passed the spot.

 


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Above: Thai Prime Minster Abhisit and Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak sign a commemorative plaque during their meeting on December 9 in Narathiwat Province.

Prime Ministers - December 9, 2009

Below: Thai children greet the Malaysian PM with Malaysian flags.


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Crime scene - December 8, 2009

Kolok reports: 2 army soldiers and 1 militant dies in the gunfight in Ruesoh district. 1 soldier suffered injury and 2 army guns were stolen.
At 4 pm on December 8, 2009, an ambush took place in Ruesoh district in Narathiwat while a team of 6 soldiers, led by Corporal Narong Rabchan, head of the 30-2 peace corps of the 46th Field Army Division, was on patrol on the road of Ban Dee Yae village in Tambon Savor to tighten security for school teachers. 10 RKK militants opened fire on the army team and a 10-minute gunfight ensued.
Two volunteer guard defense soldiers were killed. They are 28-year-old Jirayuth Singket and 29-year-old Wanlarm Radenmontree. 29-year-old Boonthim Kampeera was injured and rushed to Ruesoh Hospital. All suffered injury to the torso, legs and arms. The militants aimed at stealing guns, but the soldiers fought back. One militant died in the shooting, identified as 24 year old Abdulmarei Mueyaebasor, residing at house number 29 in Moo2 in Tambon Savor in Narathiwat's Ruesoh district. Two army HK guns were stolen.


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More than 1,000 gather to denounce the militants following the motorcycle bombing attack killing 3 and injuring 9 in Narathiwat - December 10, 2009

Kolok reports: At 2:00 pm on December 10, 2009, a group of more than 1,000 local residents and students in the Sungaipadee district in Narathiwat gathered and participated in an Islamic religious ceremony in front of the Sungaipadee Administrative Office. The group denounced the militant gunfire and bombing attack at the local restaurant in the Sugnaipadee district on December 9, 2009 that killed 3 and injured 9 local residents [see the item above]. The protest group used picket signs to denounce militant attacks that led to the death of innocents. The chief of Narathiwat 33 military task force Lieutenant Yuthana Saiprasert and teams of police and soldiers participated in the event.


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(Photo: Dr. Has for 2Bangkok.com)

Above: A banner at the roadblock left by militants. It reads: This is my land, I will answer with blood. And life.

Example of a roadblock and bomb ambush - December 9, 2009
Here are photos of a road block event that occurred in the Krongpinang district in Yala province on December 9, 2009 when militants staged series of attacks in the three southern border provinces.


(Photo: Dr. Has for 2Bangkok.com)

Above: Spikes left on the road to puncture vehicle tires.


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Above: Officer assembling the evidence from the roadblock--the banner, wire and cement block that made up the road block.



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Above: Nearby a small bomb was hidden to kill officials who responded to the roadblock.


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(Photo: Dr. Has for 2Bangkok.com)

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