Jihad in Thailand is daily and it's deadly. Is it any wonder that neighboring Burma (Myanmar) is pushing back on Rohingya Muslims waging jihad there?
I don’t bother alerting you to the ‘everyday’ terrorist murder or two in Thailand’s southern provinces because you’d be reporting on nothing else.But today was a bad day by normal standards, with five soldiers killed and 14 injured in a roadside bombing and a police officer shot and murdered on his way to work.There were other terrorist shootings reported on the radio, but few details are coming through as yet.Just keep repeating “Islam is a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of peace.”
PATTANI - Five soldiers were killed and 14 injured when a powerful roadside bomb detonated in the path of their vehicle on Wednesday.A crater 1.5 metres deep and two metres wide is left in the road in Pattani's Kapho district on Wednesday after a bomb buried underneath it was detonated by suspected insurgents. Five soldiers were killed and 14 wounded. (Photo by Abdullah Benjakat.)Police said the incident occurred at around noon on the Thung Yang Daeng-Klapor Highway in tambon Plong Hoi in Kapho district.A group of 19 soldiers from Infantry Company 15332 of the Pattani Task Force 25 were travelling in a six-wheeled truck on their way to 15th Infantry Division in Nong Chik district when the incident occurred.Insurgents detonated the bomb by mobile phone as the vehicle entered Ban Makor Moo 1. The truck was thrown off the road and hit a tree. A number of soldiers were hurled from the vehicle by the force of the blast - some up to 20 metres.Four soldiers died at the scene, while 15 were injured, two seriously. They were rushed to Kapho District Hospital, where another soldier later died, taking the death toll from the attack to five.
Six killed, 10 hurt in 2 attacks in SouthThe Nation December 12, 2013 1:00 ampoliceman shot dead in Yala, as five soldiers killed in pattaniFIVE SOLDIERS were killed and 10 others injured - four seriously - in a bomb attack yesterday in Pattani's Kapho district, while a police officer was gunned down earlier in Yala's Muang district. Police investigators have put the two attacks down to the ongoing unrest in the region.Up to 15 soldiers were travelling in a six-wheel truck from their base in Kapho district to take a break at the Army Region 4's Ingkayut Borihan camp in Nong Chik district as part of a five-vehicle convoy. However, when the convoy drove past Ban Makor School in Plong Hoy sub-district at noon, a bomb placed inside a 30-kilogram gas cylinder and buried under the road, exploded sending the six-wheeler crashing into a tree.The deceased were identified as Phakin Phokinsirakul, Preecha Tohte, Apisak Or-ake, Natthawut Som-wong and Jakkrit Ubonjinda, all 22 years old and all holding the rank of Private. Ten others were injured, and the four seriously wounded were identified as Privates Piya-pong Inthanom, Withawat Rat-tanadilok Na Phuket, Ronnapop Loylong and Sonthaya Onnuan.An informed source said this spot was risky as insurgents had previously launched similar attacks therePolice investigators suspect insurgency sympathisers had carried out this attack.Earlier the authorities received a report that an unknown group had brought several home-made bombs into Kapho and Sai Buri districts.Meanwhile, traffic policeman Pol Sub-Lieutenant Montree Saengmolee was shot dead in Yala's Muang district yesterday morning, police said.The victim, who had survived an earlier attack, was driving to work at the Krong Penang Police Station via the Malayu Bangkok-Pong Yeurai bypass when two men on a motorbike opened fire at him at 7.54am. Montree died instantly and his attackers fled with his pistol and rifle. Police blamed separatists for this shooting.At 3.45pm yesterday, an unknown group of armed men opened fire at two men - Jeh-usenf Awae, 25, and Russalan Ma-ae, 20 - while they were watching TV at home in Pattani's Yarang district. Around the same time, villager Lasi Panoh, 35, was shot and injured in Khok Pho district. Police are investigating to see if the shootings are related to insurgency.