Jihadists seek to establish Islamic Republic in Thailand…
Two men riding on a motorcycle attacked a truck carrying seven students to Rueso Kindergarten school in Thailand’s southern Rueso district, killing the driver in full view of the terrified students, the Bangkok Post reports.
The murdered driver, Pannawat Tohfai, 38, was struck three times in the head and upper torso by an 11 mm pistol.
A local villager who witnessed the attack said “the shooting happened in full view of the seven students, who were seated in the back of the vehicle.” Reportedly, all the children were safe, but still in a state of shock.
Police report the attackers were members of the Runda Kumpalan Kecil (RKK) Muslim terrorist organization.
The attack occurred a day after more than 700 teachers in the south of Thailand took an oath never to abandon their students in the violence-ridden region at a ceremony to mark Teachers’ Day.
Grenade Attack Near Children’s School…
The latest violence comes on the heels of an RKK attack with military grade M-79 grenades from earlier in the week on “a rubber plantation behind a children’s development center and opposite an army base in Ruso district of Narathiwat province last night, but caused no casualties.”
Law enforcement believes the Jihadists hoped to disrupt a plan by government troops and the Samakkhi District officials of southern Thailand to jointly organize a Children’s Day celebration.
The Islamist terrorist organization RKK has been fighting against the Bangkok government to establish a Sharia’a-law Islamic Republic in the south of the nation.