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PATTANI - Smugglers could be behind the deaths two Highway Police officers killed after a car chase in Pattani on Friday night, police said on Saturday. 

Police said they were determining whether the incident was related to ongoing violence in the South or if it was carried out by contraband gangs.

Investigators suspect that the attack may have been carried out by smugglers active in the region, although they did not rule out the involvement of militants.

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