16 Mar '11, 9am

Violence in Thailand's deep South escalating as 8 shot dead over a 24 hour period (Straits Times)

Violence in Thailand's deep South escalating as 8 shot dead over a 24 hour period (Straits Times)

Thai police officers inspect the site of an overnight attack by suspected separatist Muslim militants, in Narathiwat. Eight people have been killed over a 24-hour period in a series of shootings in Thailand's restive deep south. -- PHOTO: AFP YALA (Thailand) - EIGHT people have been killed over a 24-hour period in a series of shootings across Thailand's restive deep south, police said on Wednesday. The deaths come a week after the government said violence was escalating in the insurgency-plagued region, following a string of gun and bomb attacks. A Buddhist teacher, aged 52, was shot dead in Songkhla province early on Tuesday morning while working his second job on a rubber plantation, police said. Another Buddhist plantation worker was shot dead, and his wife injured, on their way to a work in the same province, also on Tuesday morning. Later seven gunmen opened fire at a...

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