CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Thailand's deep south sees sabotage activities

09-06-2010 14:45 BJT

BANGKOK, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Sabotages including arsons and shooting were done in different 6 districts in the southern province of Narathiwat on Sunday night.

In Chanae district, around 10 militants armed with M16s and AKs opened fire at a Tambon Administration Office before escaping. There is no report of injuries but nails the militants threw on the road before escaping caused damage to the police's and civilians'vehicles.

Many arson took place in Yi-ngor, Bacho, Rangae and Muang districts where the arsonists set ablaze a roadside shelter, a telephone transmission pillar and several public telephone booths.

A lot of cars and motorbikes were reportedly damaged by nails spreading on the road by the insurgents in Sungaipadi district.

Almost 8,000 attacks by suspected insurgents took place in the deep south area, which includes Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces, during the past six years of separatist turmoil, leaving more than 4,000 died and 7,000 injured, according to an official report by the Southern Border Province Police Bureau (SPB) on Aug. 26.

Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat provinces were part of an independent sultanate known as Patani until annexed in 1909 by Thailand.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program