PATTANI, Thailand Aug 22 (NNN-Bernama)A suspected member of a militant group was killed while two others were detained after a shootout with Thai security forces in the restive province of Pattani yesterday.
4th Army Region commander Lt Gen Piyawat Nakwanich said a member from the security forces was also injured in the incident which occurred in Kampung Nasa, Mayo here.
The operation was mounted after the authorities received a tip-off over the presence of the armed men in the area, he told the media here.
Piyawat said the deceased, identified as Syamsuddin Masa, 31, was shot dead behind a house which was cordoned off by about 100 members of the security forces.
The man had three arrest warrants issued by the Narathiwat Court, he added.
Piyawat said the two injured men were taken to the Ingkayuthaborihan Camp here for further investigation.
Source: NAM News Network