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Southeast Asia
Raid nets double killing suspect in southern Thailand
2013-01-28
A man suspected in the murder of two marines in Narathiwat province more than seven years ago was captured in a raid by combined forces yesterday. The raid was conducted in Rueso district after a tip that three suspected terrorists militants were hiding in the area, leading 100 officers to storm three locations.

Tuwae Useng Dokor was nabbed at a house in La Harn village. He is wanted for detaining and murdering Sub Lt Winai Nakbutr and Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Khamthorn Thong-iad at a childcare center on Sept 20, 2005. The homeowner, whose name was withheld, was also arrested for helping the murder suspect.

Mr Tuwae allegedly admitted to investigators that he was part of the network that killed the marines, but was not the killer. He will be taken to a paramilitary camp in an undisclosed location for further questioning, officers said, adding that two other suspects narrowly escaped during the raid.

Meanwhile, a combined security force yesterday combed parts of Bacho and Rueso districts of Narathiwat and Mai Kaen district of Pattani for evidence as they continued the hunt for four suspects wanted for the murder of a teacher in Bacho on Wednesday. Chonlathee Charoenchol was gunned down while supervising his students at lunchtime in the school cafeteria.

The assailants also stole Chonlathee's car. Pol Col Krisda Kaewchandee, Narathiwat's deputy police chief, said terrorists insurgents might be planning to use the stolen car to stage further attacks.

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