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15 juill. 2019 | 10h08 UTC

Thailand: Roadside bomb explosion wounds three paramilitary rangers in Narathiwat July 15

Thailand Alerte de sécurité

Roadside bomb explosion targets paramilitary vehicles in Bacho (Narathiwat province) July 15; additional militant attacks possible in the coming weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 15/7/2019, 12h00 until 15/7/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Bacho (Narathiwat province)

Event

An improvised explosive device (IED) placed inside a cooking gas cylinder detonated on the Ban Thon-Bacho road in the Ban Doo Koo village in Bacho at around 06:30 (local time). The device was reportedly detonated remotely by the assailants as two vehicles carrying paramilitary rangers were passing. Three rangers were injured in the attack. Separatist insurgents are suspected to have planted the IED.

Additional separatist militant attacks are possible Narathiwat province in the coming weeks.

Context

An ongoing insurgency in Thailand's four southernmost provinces (Songkhla, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Yala) has killed over 6000 people since it intensified in 2004. The insurgency has been ongoing in some parts of Thailand's southern provinces since the 1950s and, despite recent withdrawals of Thai security forces and slightly reduced rates of violence, it is unlikely that insurgent attacks will cease in the foreseeable future.

Advice

Individuals in Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla provinces are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, report all suspicious objects or behavior to the police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. Some governments advise against nonessential travel to these four provinces due to the underlying security threat.

 

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