Friday, April 7, 2017

Thailand 2017 Insurgent Attacks

Thailand 2017 Insurgent Attacks --- ===

When terrorists take down power poles with explosives in Thailand, does that explain why some people in US "accidentally" drive into power poles and then flee in hit and run attacks?




2 March: Four members of a family were killed including an eight year-old boy and two other children wounded in an ambush in Narathiwat Province. The assailants fled the scene.[211]

3 March: Three Thai soldiers were gunned down at a busy evening market by suspected militants in Mayo District of Pattani Province.[212] A security guard was shot dead in Ban Buketkong village of tambon Lubo Yirai.[213] A group representing 300 Buddhist leaders and activists in the south called on the prime minister, as leader of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), to invoke Section 44 of the interim charter to tackle the insurgency in the provinces of Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat.[213]

29 March: A gunfight occurred after a pickup truck tried to escape from a police checkpoint and its passengers began shooting at officers. The police fired back, killing two people. The two dead were suspected of being responsible for an attack in early March that killed four people.[214]

3 attacks on one day:

30 March: One police officer was killed and four or five others were injured in a drive-by shooting by militants in the Ra-ngae District of Narathiwat Province.[215][216]

30 March: The body of army ranger, Saifru Hasimae, was found in Yala Province. No motive for his killing has been established.[214]

30 March: Separately, five gunmen opened fire on a police station in Narathiwat Province, killing a policeman and wounding three others. Pol Col Surapong Chatsuth said the attack appeared to be retaliation for a gun battle on 29 March at a police checkpoint that resulted in the deaths of two gunmen.[214] A few days before that there were three attacks killing a soldier and a police officer.

April 3, 2017  'Biggest insurgent attack in years' in Thai south wounds 12 police ... Insurgents fired hundreds of shots into a police booth in restive Muslim-majority southern Thailand on Monday  REUTERS/Surapan ...decades-old separatist insurgency in the provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat has claimed more than 6,500 lives since it escalated in 2004, according to independent monitoring group Deep South Watch.  CCTV footage showed what appeared to be about 30 insurgents surround a Yala police booth and firing more than 500 shots inside the building,  wikip:  In 2004 General Pallop Pinmanee claimed that there were only 500 hardcore jihadists. some believe foreign Islamic  terrorist groups were infiltrating the area, and that foreign funds and arms are being brought in.  In March, the insurgents killed four people in Narathiwat including an eight-year-old child.  Muslim attackers fire grenades at police in south Thailand; 6 hurt - ABC News  Apr 3,2017, 9:30 AM ET ...Gunmen with grenade launchers and other heavy weapons attacked a police checkpoint early Monday in southern Thailand, injuring six officers, in what appeared to be the latest violence by Muslim separatists who have been fighting for more than a decade.  Police Capt. Pongsak Khaonuan said an unknown number of attackers used M-79 grenade launchers and other weapons to attack the checkpoint in Yala province before dawn. The gunmen retreated when police fired back.
'Biggest Insurgent Attack in Years' in Thai South Wounds 12 Police
4 days ago - Military personnel inspect a site of an attack at Krong Pinang district, in the troubled southern province of Yala, Thailand, on April 3, 2017. / Surapan ...
Thailand: 12 Police Injured in Attack in Deep South - BenarNews
4 days ago - Police chief says incident was planned, pointing to April attacks in previous years. ... attackat the Krong Pinang district checkpoint in Yala province, April 3, 2017.

Attackers fire grenades at police in Thailand | News24
4 days ago - Attackers fire grenades at police in Thailand. 2017-04-03 16:10 ... weapons attacked apolice checkpoint on Monday in southern Thailand, injuring six officers, ...

April 6, 2017  Jihadis Declare War on Thailand on Eve of New Constitution: Scores ...
1 day ago - This apparent mass attack at midnight April 6-7, 2017 comes after Monday's grenade and shooting attack on a police checkpoint in Yala, injuring 9 officers.

4/7/2017  Bombs bring down scores of power poles in southern Thailand ...  Apr 7, 2017 at 6:41 am PDT ... Most of the attacks occurred early Friday in Muslim-majority provinces in Buddhist-dominated ... launchers and other heavy weapons attacked apolice checkpoint in Yala, injuring six officers. Suspected Muslim insurgents set off dozens of bombs in southern Thailand, bringing down power lines and setting tires on fire to block roads. Security officials said there were no reports of deaths or injuries.  Most of the attacks occurred early Friday in Muslim-majority provinces in Buddhist-dominated Thailand’s deep south,  52 electric poles were damaged by explosives in the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, and Songkhla, causing scattered minor blackouts.

4/7/2017  Wave of 22 attacks across southern Thailand after new constitution ...
11 hours ago - world Updated: Apr 07, 2017 15:53 IST ... Thai police on Friday reported 22 attacks, including at least five small bomb blasts, in Muslim-majority southern ...

PressReader - The Press: 2017-04-08 - Unrest in south Thailand hours ago - Thai police yesterday reported 22 attacks, including at least five small bomb blasts, in Muslim-majority southern Thailand only hours after King Maha ...