Detained TAO chief ‘not involved’ in Pattani bombing, released

national May 14, 2017 19:32

By The Nation

The chief of a Tambon Organisation Administration (TAO) has been released after investigation showed he had no involvement in the attack at the Big C department store in Pattani province last week, a source said on Sunday



The identity of the TAO chief in Pattani’s Nong Chik district was never publicly revealed

He was detained after the attack on May 9, which injured 80 people

The source said that seven people, including a religious leader – Su-hai-mee Sama-e – and five other local residents had been detained for interrogation for alleged links to the robbery of a pickup and the killing of the vehicle’s owner

On May 13, five youths were detained in Nong Chik district after they were found near a spot where suspect Su-hai-mee allegedly rigged a stolen pickup with explosives


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