Thai soliders in Bangkok (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 12 police officers were injured as dozens of gunmen on April 3 attacked a police post in Yala province in restive Muslim-majority southern Thailand.

This was the largest attack in the area in many years, said Thai authorities.

About 30 gunmen surrounded a police post in Yala and fired more than 500 shots to the post, affirmed Major General Kritsada Kaewchandee, police chief of Yala province.

In February 2017, the Thai military government struck a deal with the MARA Patani, an Islamic insurgent group on the establishment of a “safe zone” in five districts of three provinces in southern Thailand.

However, one month later, a bloody attack which claimed four lives including an eight-year-old child, took place in Narathiwat province.-VNA