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Pattani teachers to give evidence in hostage-taking drama

The Army has summoned 30 teachers and staff members at a privately-run Muslim school in Pattani’s Muang district to cooperate in its investigation into the hostage taking and multiple pickup truck robbery in Songkhla that led to the death of one hostage and one suspect last week.

The owner of the school on Wednesday met with Pattani Special Task Force commander Major Jatuporn Kalamphasut, who informed him that everyone who had summoned would be required to attend in pairs every day until they had finished giving evidence, but would be allowed home each night.

The school was singled out because the investigation found that the suspected insurgent – later identified as Muang Pattani resident Nur-arsan Arwae, 27 – who was killed in a gun exchange with authorities after he refused to stop one of the stolen trucks in Pattani’s Nong Chik district, had worked as a financial clerk at the school.

Published : August 23, 2017

By : The Nation