at Least 15 people have been killed in a shooting in southern Thailand. In addition, four persons have been injured in connection with the shooting.
It informs the local authorities on the night of Wednesday local time.
The killed and wounded were villagers who voluntarily had volunteered to stand guard at a sikkerhedspost in the province of Yala in the southern part of the country, where there lives a muslim majority.
the Authorities call the attack of the worst skudangreb in Thailand for years.
Police suspect a rebel group of separatists in Yala province to be behind the attack.
- It is probably the rebels, who are behind, said Pramote Prom-in, spokesman for security forces in the province.
- It is one of the worst attacks in recent times.
the Perpetrators on Tuesday also used explosives and spread nails on the roads to slow the traffic to and from the sikkerhedsposten.
There is yet no one who has taken the blame for the attack.
The suspect separatistgruppe consisting of ethnic malaysier-muslims have the last decade, held in the predominantly muslim provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat in the otherwise predominantly buddhist Thailand.
the Group has killed barely 7000 people since 2004. The estimate the organization Deep South Watch, which monitors the violence in Thailand.
the Rebels are fighting against the buddhists and the central in Bangkok.
Some rebel groups in southern Thailand have declared that they are fighting to create an independent state.
In the 1970s there was a muslim rebellion in the provinces. It erupted again in 2004 and have been going ever since.
the Provinces are over 1100 kilometers from the capital Bangkok.