Southern Criminals Ambush Yala Police Officer, Prompting Heightened Alert


At 12:00 AM, on April 19th, 2024, Bannang Sata police officers received a report of a group of southern criminals reportedly firing shots at a Bannang Sata police officer in Bannang Sata, Yala

The Bannang Sata police and relevant agencies were dispatched to the incident scene and found a police officer shot at his flank with an unidentified firearm. The officer was urgently transferred to Bannang Sata Hospital for immediate medical treatment.

Upon further police investigation, the Bannang Sata patrol unit was found to have performed their regular duty at their designated area in Bannang Sata Municipality.

According to the police report, one of the officers on patrol stepped out of the vehicle, and suddenly, a group of an unknown number of southern criminals ambushed the officers with multiple rounds of bullets.

Initially, the police issued a notification to locals about the criminal movement It was reported that the criminal group settled at the Malaysian border so they could conveniently ambush the officers.

It was believed that the criminals who committed the crimes would gain more merit. Moreover, the police considered the attack to leverage a bargain with the government to talk about peace on the Joint Comprehensive Plan Towards Peace (JCPP) from the Barisan Revolusi Nasional Melayu Patani (BRN), according to Thai national media.

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Kittisak Phalaharn
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