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Police commander transferred following fatal mid-day attack at police station in Pattani

 

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Photo capture from video footage of the attack

 

A transfer order has been issued for the police commander of a precinct in the southernmost province of Pattani for negligence following an attack by suspected insurgents on Sunday on his station, which resulted in the death of a police sergeant.

 

Police spokesman Pol Maj-General Piya Uthayoh on Monday said Pol Colonel Ampai Chumchuay, chief of Napradu police station in Khok Pho district, had been temporarily moved to the operations centre in Yala province.

 

“The transfer followed what is described as Ampai’s negligence in overseeing the police station,” he told reporters.

 

On Sunday, six men on three motorcycles approached the police station at about noon before launching an attack on the building, starting at the entrance by firing war weapons.

 

The slain police sergeant, Chalermpon Komkham, 33, who was manning the entrance booth of the station, was hit in the body several times by the assailants’ gunfire. 

 

He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

 

Spent cartridges from AK-47 and M-16 rifles were found at the scene of the attack.

 

Piya said the Royal Thai Police would take care of Chalermpon’s funeral and pay compensation to his family. 

 

Police have not yet concluded which group of militants was behind the attack, he added.

 

The spokesman revealed that both the prime minister and defence minister had expressed their worries about the continuation of violence in the deep South, and had ordered the strengthening of security in the troubled region, as well as the need to stay abreast of any movements by militant groups. 

 

The public have been urged to report to the authorities any suspicious movements or information, such as stolen vehicles that could be used in further attacks, Piya said.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30362217

 
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I know this is Thailand but you would think that the commander would have at least used bulletproof glass on the enclosure and put in a better gate.  The fact that ony one person was in the booth and probably not armed with anything other than a pistol is negligence in the highest order.  Hell, walk around the palace properties here they have soldiers with rifle in Bangkok. 

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17 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

both the prime minister and defence minister had expressed their worries about the continuation of violence in the deep South, and had ordered the strengthening of security in the troubled region

I guess Prawit's 2018 extended State of Emergency to counter the Muslim insurgency violence (if proven to be the case in this attack) hasn't been very successful. Negligence and incompetence isn't just at the police station level.

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They are happy, they killed a man of thirty-three years, with all that it involves as misfortunes for his family, and for what benefit? Nothing! Any act of terrorism in any country in the world should be judged by a court-martial and the perpetrators shot in the hours that follow. In war as in war!

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Let's put the blame where it belongs.

When the top brass in Bangkok allow the Police in these states to shoot to kill instead of pussy footing around & just restraining them the problem will lessen. They ARE terrorists

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17 hours ago, kingstonkid said:

I know this is Thailand but you would think that the commander would have at least used bulletproof glass on the enclosure and put in a better gate.  The fact that ony one person was in the booth and probably not armed with anything other than a pistol is negligence in the highest order.  Hell, walk around the palace properties here they have soldiers with rifle in Bangkok. 

There IS a Big difference between a police station and the Palace 

Please return to reality 

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19 hours ago, kingstonkid said:

I know this is Thailand but you would think that the commander would have at least used bulletproof glass on the enclosure and put in a better gate.  The fact that ony one person was in the booth and probably not armed with anything other than a pistol is negligence in the highest order.  Hell, walk around the palace properties here they have soldiers with rifle in Bangkok. 

then you obviously don't know this is Thailand.

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It's incredible these terrorisrs driving around on motorbikes with war weapons in broad daylight are able to sneak up on the police station like that and nobody seems to notice then vanish into thin air. It's hard to imagine really. 

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