Pattani conflict escalates: Negotiator killed

An escalation in the battle between armed militia and security forces in Pattani province yesterday saw two fatalities and one arrest. In a coordinated operation, government forces succeeded in fatally shooting an armed militant and detaining a woman. The unfortunate loss of a neighborhood official, who was involved in peaceable negotiations, also transpired amidst the crossfire. The incident occurred in the Khok Pho district.
The occasion occurred as a government force made up of fifty officers moved in on a residence in Khuan Lamae, a village within the Na Ket sub-district, at around 2am yesterday. Acting upon information that suspected militants involved within the latest dying of a neighborhood police officer had been holed up on this dwelling, the force took tactical action.
A bloody battle incident adopted as gunshots had been hailed from the home, dreadfully inflicting the dying of Armakosee Hayeeloh, the assistant village chief. In an attempt to peacefully resolve the matter, the authorities had concerned local leaders, including Armakosee, to encourage the house inhabitants to peacefully give up. This approach, nevertheless, was met with gunfire that led to Armakosee’s unlucky demise. Login required said…
“On firing back at the home and once the shooting ceased, we entered the premises.”
Inside they found the lifeless physique of 35 yr outdated Sakareeya Sa-i. In addition, two weapons, including an M16 rifle, were discovered.
A 24 yr outdated lady, also present in the house, was detained for questioning, Bangkok Post reported.
Officials later revealed that Sakareeya had an existing felony document and was needed on 5 excellent arrest warrants. He was likewise famous as a suspect in the recent death of twenty-two year-old Pol. Lt. Cp. Pichak Buakaew, who was shot near a railway crossing the earlier month..

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