15 Killed in Attack by Suspected Insurgents at Security Checkpoint in Thailand

7,000 Have Been Killed in Past Decade by Separatist Groups


At least fifteen people including a police officer and many village defence volunteers were killed in an attack at a security checkpoint in Thailand on Tuesday.

According to a report by the Thai officials, the incident happened in the province of Yala. The assailants used explosives and scattered nails on the roadway to delay law enforcement.

Colonel Pramote Prom-in, the army spokespersons said twelve people were killed at the scene while three others died while undergoing treatment in local hospitals. Five other people were wounded in the attack. Prom-in believes the attack was carried out by the insurgents. However, there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

A separatist campaign in the region has resulted in the deaths of 7,000 people since 2004. The region comprising of Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat provinces, belonged to an independent Malay Muslim sultanate before it was annexed by Thailand in 1909.

Rebel groups in the region are striving to establish an independent state.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

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