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Insurgents attack police checkpoint in Narathiwat

Oct 19. 2017
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By The Nation

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Four insurgents on two motorcycles opened fire at a police checkpoint in the Sungai Padi district of Narathiwat province on Wednesday night.

Police, who escaped casualties, said the attack at the checkpoint in Ban Paluru in Tambon Sungai Padi happened at about 8pm.

The police post was manned by about 20 police officers.

The attack happened when two policemen were returning from a patrol and two motorcycles approached the checkpoint.

The two pillion riders opened fire at the two policemen but missed. The two policemen returned fire with their M16 assault rifles but missed the fleeing insurgents.

Police checked the scene on Thursday morning and recovered four spent 9mm ammunition shellls.

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