Krue Se Mosque
|Krue Se Mosque|
Krue Se Mosque (Malay: Masjid Kerisek; Thai: มัสยิดกรือเซะ; rtgs: Matsayit Krue-se) or Pitu Krue-ban Mosque (Thai: มัสยิดปิตูกรือบัน), is located in Pattani Province, Thailand. It was begun in about 1583, but was never completed because of a power struggle between the sultan of Pattani and his brother. The present structure is on the same site and dates to the 18th century CE. It features a mixture of Middle Eastern and European architectural styles.
Krue Se Mosque Incident
On 28 April 2004, during Thaksin Shinawatra's premiership and in a period of insurgency by Islamic nationalists in the southernmost provinces, 32 suspected gunmen took shelter in the mosque, after more than 100 militants carried out terrorist attacks against 10 police outposts across Pattani, Yala and Songkhla provinces. After a 7-hour stand-off with Thai military personnel, soldiers attacked and killed all 32. The attack was made in contradiction of orders from the Minister of Defence to end the confrontation peacefully, and has been the subject of an international inquiry, which concluded the military used excessive force.
- "The Nation, "Shattered by horrific events"". Nationmultimedia.com. 29 April 2006. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
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