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Southeast Asia
Seven terror suspects rounded up in southern Thailand
2012-11-03
Thai troops on Friday arrested seven suspects in separate raids in Pattani and Yala provinces for their involvement in violent attacks.

Pattani Governor Pramuk Lamul provided details of the arrests of four suspected terrorists insurgents; Hapici Jehna, 22, Yawawi Hama, 22, Rohwe Salae, 23 and Aluesue Navae, 40, at a press conference.

The four are suspected of firing assault rifles at a gold shop in Pattani on September 21. Six people were killed and 53 others wounded in the attack. They were charged with several offenses including terrorism, attempted murder and having explosives and military weapons in their possession.

The governor said the four were members of the RKK separatist movement, which is known to be behind a series of violent attacks in the south. Arrest warrants have been issued for four other men - Kammesum Jehma, Maslan Malee, Madaree Taye and Abduloh Mudor.

Meanwhile in Yala, police raided two separate houses in Raman district at about 5 a.m. after being tipped off that alleged terrorists insurgents were hiding there.

From the first house, police arrested Usman Yakoh, 29 who had outstanding warrants. During a search of two nearby houses, police found explosive materials, including fertiliser, benzene and diesel oil and two cell phones.

Police also apprehended two suspects - Sakariya Yakoh, 30 and Marohning Lohma, 30 - in a raid at another house. They were wanted for alleged involvement in torching schools and other violent attacks in the area.

Authorities believe that the suspects were in the area to prepare for attacks but local villagers alerted officials off to their presence.
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