Defence volunteer base in Pattani comes under fire

Breaking News April 03, 2019 11:27

By The Nation

The nine defence volunteers on duty at a base in southern Pattani province escaped injury in a gun battle with suspected insurgents late Tuesday night.

The attackers opened fire on the base in the village of in Moo 6 in Panare district.

They and the volunteers exchanged gunfire for about 10 minutes before the assailants withdrew.

Panare police examining the scene on Wednesday morning found about a dozen spent shells in a forest behind the base.

Police believe the attackers were insurgents and would have crept nearer the base but were held back by barbed wire, so they opened fire from a considerable distance.

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