Pol Capt Kachornsak Kuamanee, deputy inspector at the Yaring police station, said the incident began about 5am and officers are still involved in a standoff with the third suspect. He said about 100 rangers and policemen were deployed to surround a house in Moo 3 village in Tambon Talo Kapo where three suspected insurgents were allegedly hiding. A ranger and a girl, Koiru Imbadeesan, 9, were injured in the gunfire and were rushed to Pattani Hospital. They say two of the suspects were shot dead while the third suspect continues to fire at them. Kachornsak said authorities would invite a local spiritual leader to talk to the suspect to persuade him to give up his arms.
Source: The Nation Bangkok January 12, 2019 03:00 UTC