• Short Summary

    FIFTEEN MALAYSIAN POLICEMEN WERE KILLED AND 18 OTHERS WOUNDED IN AN AMBUSH BY COMMUNIST TERRORISTS ON THE KROH-BETONG ROAD LAST MONDAY (JUNE 17).

  • Description


    KROH-BETONG ROAD; BORDER SIGN; POLICE VEHICLES; VARIOUS SHOTS JUNGLE; OFFICIALS AND POLICE OFFICERS; MALAYSIAN POLICE CAMP; DAMAGED VEHICLES.




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    Background: FIFTEEN MALAYSIAN POLICEMEN WERE KILLED AND 18 OTHERS WOUNDED IN AN AMBUSH BY COMMUNIST TERRORISTS ON THE KROH-BETONG ROAD LAST MONDAY (JUNE 17). THE ROAD RUNS ALONG THE MALAYSIAN - THAILAND BORDER AND THE AMBUSH WAS ONLY 50 YARDS FROM A THAI BORDER CHECKPOINT.

    ABOUT 45 TERRORISTS WERE AWAITING FOR THE MALAYSIAN POLICE SQUAD, WHICH WAS TRAVELLING IN FIVE VEHICLES. THE TERRORISTS -- SOME OF THEM WOMEN -- AMBUSHED THE PATROL ON AN "S" BEND FROM THE COVER OF THE THICK JUNGLE. THE ATTACK CAME FROM AN ESTIMATED 17 DIFFERENT POSITIONS.

    FIRST NEWS OF THE INCIDENTS CAME FROM TWO POLICEMEN WHO ESCAPED THE AMBUSH UNHURT. THEY WALKED THROUGH THE JUNGLE FOR ABOUT FOUR MILES. TO K??? TWO DAYS AFTER THE AMBUSH, SENIOR MALAYSIAN POLICE OFFICERS WENT TO THE SCENE WITH THAI POLICE. MALAYSIAN REINFORCEMENTS WERE ALSO SENT TO THE AREA. BLOOD TRAILS LEADING INTO THE JUNGLE INDICATED THAT SOME TERRORISTS MIGHT HAVE BEEN WOUNDED, AND A BIG SEARCH IS NOW UNDERWAY FOR THE AMBUSHERS.

    THEY ARE BELIEVED TO BE PART OF A BIG FORCE OF ABOUT 700 TERRORISTS NOW OPERATING ALONG THE BORDER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2MBRNXOJEMC12Q2MHA3BMSFW7
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MBRNXOJEMC12Q2MHA3BMSFW7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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