News Alerts

30 Dec 2018 | 07:10 PM UTC

Thailand: Suspected separatists stage attacks in Pattani, Narathiwat Dec. 29

Thailand News Alert

Suspected Muslim separatist fighters stage attacks in Pattani and Narathiwat provinces December 29, killing one person and wounding three soldiers; similar attacks expected over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Pattani province, Narathiwat province


Suspected Muslim separatist fighters staged attacks in Pattani and Narathiwat provinces on Saturday, December 29, killing one civilian and wounding three soldiers, respectively. Similar attacks are to be expected in the southern provinces of Thailand over the near term.


An ethnic and religious separatist insurgency is ongoing in the four southernmost provinces of Thailand - Songkhla, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Yala - which make up the historical Malay Patani region and are located in the extreme south of the country along the Thai-Malaysian border. Since 2001, over 7000 people have been killed (e.g. local residents, civil servants, security personnel, militants) and many more wounded in near-daily clashes and assassinations.


As a reminder, some Western governments advise against nonessential travel to Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, and the south of Songkhla. Individuals in these areas should remain cautious and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news