07 May '11, 12pm

7 killed in bomb and gun attacks in South

7 killed in bomb and gun attacks in South

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. -- PHOTO: AFP 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 arr...

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