28 Jan '11, 4am

Mum amongst four shot dead in separate attacks in Thailand's south (AFP)

Mum amongst four shot dead in separate attacks in Thailand's south (AFP)

YALA, Thailand: A security volunteer collecting her two-year-old daughter from day care was among four people shot dead in separate attacks in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police said Friday. Unknown gunmen attacked the 37-year-old Buddhist woman in front of her child in Pattani province on Thursday afternoon. Two Muslim men, aged 24 and 41, were killed in separate drive-by shootings in the same province on Thursday. Another gun attack in neighbouring Yala province on the same day left a 35-year-old Muslim security volunteer dead at his home. Shadowy Islamic insurgents have appeared to intensify fighting recently, with an unusually brazen attack by armed rebels on a Thai military base in Narathiwat province last week killing at least four soldiers. On Friday, a Buddhist monk and three troops escorting him to collect morning alms were injured when a homemade bomb hi...

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