PATTANI, Feb 10 – The spokesman of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC)’s Region 4 on Monday condemned insurgent use of violence against innocent victims in Thailand’s southern region.
Gen Pramote Promin, ISOC spokesperson, told a news conference that the latest incident in which a policeman’s wife was shot and burnt in Pattani’s Yarang district yesterday was to instigate disturbance and put the blame on the authorities.
He expressed his sincere condolences for the victim and said the insurgents should be seriously condemned, for the act was inhumane and the victim was an innocent person.
Gen Pramote said the insurgents’ inhumane acts began earlier this month when three children were killed.
Evidence is now being collected for judicial procedures and purposes for further punishment of the wrongdoers.
Meanwhile, a combined force of police and soldiers in the southern border province of Narathiwat raided a temporary shelter of the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) separatist group on the Tawe Mountain Range in Ra-ngae district.
Over 100 items including bomb-related equipment were seized.
Col Rungroj Anantatho, commander of the 45th Army Ranger regiment, said at least 30 improvised explosives were found, and that the camp was the group’s base to assemble homemade bombs to prepare for use in Thailand’s three restive southern provinces.
The group’s operational leaders, who are active in Narathiwat’s Ra-ngae, Chanae, and Cho Ai Rong districts, also plan their orperations at the base, Col. Rungroj said