For something close to the first time ever, the thai army expressed its regret that its soldiers have killed three innocent muslims in a jungle in the southern part of the country.
There has been an uprising in the three southern provinces since 2004, where the malaysian inspired the muslims to fight for their rights.
Over 7000 people have so far lost their lives – mostly civilians, both buddhists and muslims – and on Monday it went so wrong for the government army. It writes the AFP.
Special security forces killed three men, aged 24 to 27 years of age in the jungle in the province of Narathiwat, because they thought that they were muslim turn.
the Commander of the army in the southern provinces expressed the soldiers ' 'wrong interpretation' of the three human affiliation:
"All three people who were killed, were common inhabitants of a village. They were not militant," was the apologetic explanation from the general Pornsak Poolsawat Wednesday.
The three killed men had been looking for food in the jungle, said Pornsak.
He promised an investigation to clarify whether the soldiers had shot with the willingness to kill the men. It will then lead to a lawsuit.
Critics are, however, more skeptical. There has never been initiated a lawsuit against anyone from the military in the three southern provinces, who have been found guilty of anything.
They accuse, in contrast, the royal thai army to the danger of heavy-handed in their battle against what they call terrorists.
The three killed, was on Tuesday brought down from the mountainous terrain, and the tearful family members gathered, but those killed were taken to a nearby hospital.
the Army's apology comes just months after muslimen Abdulloh Esormusor died in august.
He had been detained by the military and was left in a coma after being questioned in a notoriously thai centre.
Suspicious persons are often brought to these centres in order to be questioned.
human rights groups have documented that there is torture in these camps.Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 23:00