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EX-HOSTAGES DISPUTE <br> TIMING OF KILLINGS

Thai commandos who stormed a hospital in a hostage rescue mission killed some of the 10 captors after they surrendered, according to some of the hostages.

Police have said all of the captors were killed during the assault Tuesday, not executed after authorities took control of the hospital in Ratchaburi, 60 miles west of Bangkok.

They were identified as members of God's Army and the Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors, fringe rebel bands fighting the military regime in neighboring Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.

The Bangkok Post cited hostages who said some of their captors were shot after surrendering. One hostage, identified as a senior hospital official, said she saw police hold the rebels at gunpoint.

"They were shot in the head after they had been told to undress and kneel down," the official was quoted as saying.

Other newspapers had similar reports.

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