A large gang of armed militants set fire to Ban Thasu School in Panare district of Pattani province early Monday morning, damaging one room, reports said.
Police said the arson occurred about 1.45am. A group of 15-20 armed men in black went into the school, tied up a temporary employee and set fire to the two-storey school building before fleeing.
Firefighters rushed to the scene and managed to put out the fire shortly afterwards.
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