07 May '11, 11am

Thai south attacks kill 7

Thai south attacks kill 7

YALA, Thailand: Seven people were killed and 16 wounded in a string of attacks across Thailand's far south that included two roadside bombs detonating within minutes of each other on Saturday, police said. The first blast hit a military patrol vehicle on a village road in Yala, one of three southern provinces close to the border with Malaysia that have suffered a seven-year insurgency. "Three soldiers died instantly and two were seriously injured," a local police officer said. A second device, buried in the car park of a football field in Pattani province, detonated about five minutes later, killing three police officers and wounding 14 others. "The officers had just arrived there for a football match with local villagers and the bomb exploded as they parked their car," police said. In a separate attack, four gunmen riding motorbikes shot dead a 45-year-old Muslim man as h...

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