NARATHIWAT: A suspected insurgent wanted under court warrants for three security-related cases was slain in a firefight by having an army special functions unit in Muang district of this southern border province on Saturday, police documented.
Upon Saturday afternoon, the army unit put siege of home No 120/3 from Moo 2 village in tambon Kaluwo Nua following a tip-off from informants that the suspected insurgent got hidden there.
At about five. 30pm, the suspect fired sporadic photos from the house.
Later on 6. 30pm the suspect opened fireplace in an attempt to break through the siege. A firefight ensued.
After the gunfire went silent, the soldiers cleared the area plus found the suspect – Abdul Hakam Chema, 32 – lying dead at home. A. 45 gun was found near him.
Abdul Hakam has been wanted under 3 warrants. The first one, out dated March 23, 2017, for shooting to death a man, Pakorn Likekanwong, in Narathiwat on Feb 10, 2017; the second, went out with June 14, 2018, for an attack upon defence volunteers within Yi-ngo district, Narathiwat, on Dec thirty, 2016; and, the 3rd, dated July 11, 2018, for grenade attacks at three spots in Narathiwat on June nineteen, 2017.
Lt Gen Kriangkrai Srirak, the fourth Army Region leader, had offered condolences to the family of the suspect, saying the particular authorities had served within the scope of the law.