Thai marines killed 16 insurgents who launched an attack on a military base in the country's south, authorities said. It is believed to be the deadliest toll of Islamist fighters since more than 100 died in a single day nearly a decade ago.
About 50 militants wearing combat uniforms raided the marine corps base in the Bacho district of Narathiwat province late on Tuesday night, Colonel Pramote Promin said.
The shootout ended with at least 16 militants killed and the rest fleeing, Pramote said, adding that soldiers suffered no casualties. He said the marines had been tipped off by local people beforehand.
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