1,700 rebel sympathisers in southern Thailand turn selves in
Almost 1700 insurgent sympathisers have turned themselves in to authorities in southern Thailand over the past three months.
Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC) secretary-general Panu Uthairat said that the center had achieved its target of having 80% of those suspected of involvement in the unrest report to authorities between January and March.
Six suspected members of the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) insurgent group turned themselves in to security authorities in Yala province yesterday. They arragnged their surrender through community and religious leaders.
They to help Thai authorities restore peace in the region through a project called Klab Ban Rao Rak Ror Yoo, which means "Come back home. Love is waiting."Also yesterday, a military task force seized explosive materials and bomb-making devices in Narathiwat province.
A southern security intelligence agency warned that the Barasi Revolusi Nasional (BRN) Coordinate insurgent group had sent five teams to carry out attacks in the deep South. The teams, whose members are teenagers and are unknown to authorities, received weapons training overseas. They were trained to use heavy weapons such as RPG and M79 grenade launchers, and have been dispatched to Yala and Songkhla provinces. Authorities are on the lookout.
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