Two Muslims killed in Thai south

Published April 28, 2008

NARATHIWAT (Thailand): Suspected separatists shot dead two Muslims in the Thai south on Sunday, police said, as the army warned of possible strikes by militants on the anniversary of a deadly mosque raid.

A 36-year-old Muslim suspected of involvement in the insurgency and a 38-year-old local government worker were shot dead in separate incidents in Narathiwat province, police said.

Thai security officials also warned that rebels may be planning attacks to mark the fourth anniversary of the Krue Se Mosque massacre, when 32 people, some suspected rebels, were killed by Thai security forces in Pattani province.

“We have reports that militants may use holidays or anniversaries to stage attacks, which includes the anniversary of Krue Sae Mosque during the 28th to the 30th April,” army spokesman Colonel Acar Tiproch said. Security would be beefed up throughout the troubled region bordering Malaysia to try and prevent any more bloodshed, he said.—AFP

Opinion

Editorial

A grave tragedy
Updated 08 Feb, 2023

A grave tragedy

It is hoped that Pakistan continues to send as many personnel and relief goods as needed to Turkiye, Syria.
Pharma shutdown
08 Feb, 2023

Pharma shutdown

IN the midst of an economic and political maelstrom, a fresh crisis threatens the availability of drugs in the...
PSL season
08 Feb, 2023

PSL season

THE exhibition match between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi at Quetta’s Bugti Stadium has set the tone for...
No pardon for rape
Updated 07 Feb, 2023

No pardon for rape

Cultural filters and biases can often lead to faulty applications of the law.
Health insurance
07 Feb, 2023

Health insurance

THE planning ministry is reported to have raised objections to Punjab’s flagship universal health coverage...
The people’s demands
07 Feb, 2023

The people’s demands

AS the people of KP are literally on the frontline of the battle against terrorism and violent extremism, they are...