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Gunmen kill 15 into southern Thailand’s worst attack in years

Suspected separatist insurgents stormed a safety checkpoint at Thailand’s Muslim-majority south west and killed at least 15 people, such as a police officer and lots of village defense volunteers, safety officials said Wednesday.

The attackers, at the state of Yala, additionally used explosives and scattered claws streets to postpone pursuers late on Tuesday night.

“That is probably the job of the insurgents,” Colonel Pramote Prom-in, a regional safety spokesman, told Reuters.

“This is only one of the largest attacks recently.”

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, nevertheless, as is common with these kinds of strikes.

The populace of those states, that belonged to a different Malay Muslim sultanate until Thailand annexed them in 1909, is 80% Muslim, although the remaining part of the nation is overwhelmingly Buddhist.

Some rebel groups from the south have stated they’re fighting to establish an independent state.

Authorities detained several suspects in the area in August within a collection of little bombs detonated in Bangkok, the capital, though they have not immediately blamed any group.

The most important insurgency team, the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), refused responsibility for its Bangkok bombings, which injured four individuals.

In August, the team told Reuters it had held a secret preliminary interview https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-south-exclusive/exclusive-muslim-insurgent-group-says-it-met-with-thai-government-idUSKCN1V7039 with the authorities, but any step towards the peace process seemed to moan after the deputy prime minister rejected a key requirement for the release of prisoners.