Armed men steal rifles in Pattani

About 40 armed men in military-type uniform early Friday morning raided an outpost of village defence volunteers in Pattaniā€™s Kapo district and stole five assault rifles, reports said.

The outpost in front of Ban Bango school in Moo 1 of tambon Karubi was surrounded by the militants about 5.30am, according to the reports.

They made off with four AK47s and one M16, along with five bullet-proof vests, a communication radio and a number of mobile phones belonging to the defence volunteers.

The armed men then left without harming any of the volunteers.

A team of police from Kapo station were inspecting the scene.

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