24 Oct '11, 6am

Suspected Muslim insurgents kill at least 7 people in shooting & bomb attacks in Thailand's south

NARATHIWAT, Thailand (AFP) - Suspected Muslim insurgents have killed at least seven people in back-to-back shooting and bomb attacks in Thailand's troubled south, police said on Monday. On Sunday evening an unknown number of gunmen dressed as women, travelling in three pick-up trucks, opened fire on a checkpoint in the main town of Narathiwat province killing two rangers. Shortly afterwards a bomb exploded at a nearby supermarket, followed by a second bomb at another supermarket about 300m away, causing fires that spread through shophouses and took three hours to extinguish. Police said they found two charred bodies of the male owner and a female teacher in the first shop, while a young boy and his parents were found dead in the second.

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