Thailand: Killed 16 insurgents of Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) rebel group during attack on military base in Narathiwat province
Gunmen have stormed a military base in southern Thailand, according to an army spokesman. The assault, which is the most deadly in some eight years of violence, has left at least 16 militants dead.
The gun battle between soldiers and at least 60 insurgents happened Wednesday in the province of Narathiwat on the Malaysian border.
“Sixteen militants were confirmed dead after the attack,” unit commander Captain Somkiat Pholprayoon told reporters, adding that a combined force of around 100 military and police officers is in “hot pursuit” of the militants who fled the base after the attack. The military said it suffered no casualties in the attack.