Thai forces kill 4 Islamic militants in raid

A combined force of over 100 soldiers, police raided jungle hideout in Yala.

Updated: May 20, 2011, 14:48 PM IST

Pattani: Thai police say security forces have killed four suspected Islamic militants during an operation in the country`s restive south.

Police Colonel Chalermkiat Amarakrasin says a combined force of more than 100 soldiers and police raided a jungle hideout on Friday in southern Yala province and killed four militants during a gunbattle.

Chalermkiat says weapons were also seized during the operation but he gave no other details.
More than 4,200 people have been killed in predominantly Buddhist Thailand`s three Muslim-dominated southern provinces since an Islamist insurgency erupted in 2004.

Bureau Report