At least 15 killed in insurgents’ attack in southern Thailand hinh anh 1Thai forensic experts examine the site where village defence volunteers were killed by suspected separatist insurgents in Yala province, south Thailand, November 6, 2019. (Source: Reuters)

Hanoi (VNA)
– At least 15 people died and four others were wounded as suspected separatist insurgents stormed a security checkpoint in the southern province of Yala, Thailand on November 5 night, according to the Reuters.

This was one of the biggest attacks in recent times, a local security official was quoted as saying. The attackers also used explosives and scattered nails on roads to deter pursuit.

A decade-old separatist insurgency in predominantly Buddhist Thailand’s largely ethnic Malay-Muslim provinces of Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat has killed nearly 7,000 people since 2004, according to the Reuters. Victims of the attacks were mainly police officers, teachers and governmental officials./.