THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Daytime ambush at police station leaves officer dead

PATTANI: A police sergeant was killed in a daylight gun attack on the Napradu police station in tambon Thung Phala of Khok Pho district on Sunday afternoon (Jan 13).


By Bangkok Post

Monday 14 January 2019, 09:31AM


A screen cap shows the moment one of the attacks with an automatic weapon got off the motorcycle pillion to check the death of the police sergeant he had just murdered. Photo: Bangkok Post

A screen cap shows the moment one of the attacks with an automatic weapon got off the motorcycle pillion to check the death of the police sergeant he had just murdered. Photo: Bangkok Post

Pol Capt Somchai Duangtud, a duty officer, said the attack occurred at 12.35pm, when at least six men on three motorcycles drove by the station and opened fire with military-grade weapons.

Pol Sgt Chalermpol Khomkham was killed at the scene.

Police teams have been deployed to hunt down the culprits. Meanwhile, investigators have also recovered a number of bullet shells from a road in front of the station.

CCTV video supplied by the Narathiwat police showed the daylight murder, which took less than a minute at Napradu police station in tambon Thung Phala of Khok Pho district in Narathiwat.

Pol Lt Gen Ronnasilp Phusara, commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 9 (PPR9), inspected the site of the shooting, for which insurgents are believed to be responsible, according to Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen, the deputy police spokesman.

The commissioner has ordered local police in the PPR9 jurisdiction to step up security at police stations, communities, and key public sites.

Meanwhile, stricter inspections will also be carried out at roadside checkpoints on both main and feeder roads, the deputy spokesman said.

The shooting comes on the back of a warning by the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) of possible attacks by insurgents in Sungai Kolok, Tak Bai and Muang districts of Narathiwat between Jan 13-15.

The Isoc has also urged local authorities and residents to be on the lookout for stolen motorcycles, which insurgents may use to launch bomb attacks.

Read full story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

"Ban the drivers license for 10 years"Oooh,that's what they do in Singapore or other 4...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

This road has become a very dangerous rat run for vehicles accessing Thepkassatri Road over the past...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

Clearly Thai's do not follow any rules unless they are made to financially, the result is ongoin...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

Maybe some sort of "Traffic Enforcement" police could be hired to patrol the roadways and ...(Read More)


Cherng Talay to be hit with mains water supply shut-off

A real SMART province, that Phuket Talking about satellites, but 13 Days no water. If you tell this ...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

Not enough law enforcement, and penalties are to laugh about. Ban drivers license for 10 years, con...(Read More)


New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

Maybe the Mass Murderer was addicted to psychotropic drugs / anti-depressants or the AU Gov subsidiz...(Read More)


Thailand bans Boeing 737 MAX flights for 7 days

This may answer a lot of questions & doubts; Moon of Alabama Boeing, The FAA, And Why Two 737 ...(Read More)


Man, 82, dead after motorbike struck by BMW

@....: Have you seen how and why its happen??...(Read More)


Bottas wins best race of his life at Australian Grand Prix

Not really a race. No on-track passing among the top 5 after the first 2 laps. Nice parade, though...(Read More)