Two gunned down as Thai terrorists try new tactics
A man was killed and his wife injured in a drive-by shooting in Pattani province yesterday. Naruedom Thaem-ngern and his wife, Leun Saiyos, were driving home when they stopped at a gas station. Two
terrorists men on a motorcycle rode past and fired shots at the couple, killing Naruedom and injuring Ms Luen, who was taken to the hospital.
In Yala province, two police and a drug trafficking suspect were wounded by a
terrorist roadside bomb exposion yesterday. Officers from Patae subdistrict were transporting the suspect in a pickup truck to Yala provincial court when a 20 kg. bomb, packed inside a fire extinguisher, was detonated. The bomb was left in a water drainage pipe under the road, and was attached to a detonation chord.
Police blamed separatist
terrorists militants for the attack.
Meanwhile, a religious expert in the far South says that
terrorists militants are using a new intimidation tactic to prevent people from from cooperating with local authorities and security forces.
The expert, who requested anonymity, said parcels containing a bag of rice, a 20 baht banknote and a bullet have been left on the doorsteps of some residents in the southern provinces. Similar parcels are left as offerings for the dead according to local customs, so they are seen as a veiled threat.
|About what other religion would a "religious expert" have such an opinion?|
The expert said leaflets were also being distributed in restive areas threatening people who cooperate with authorities in suppressing the insurgency.
The discovery of the parcels comes in the wake of repeated threats by
terrorists insurgents to attack businesses that remained open on Friday. Despite security assurances from authorities, many nervous business owners and vendors have kept their shops closed for two Fridays in a row, with the closures expanding as customers continue to stay away in fear.
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