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More Bombs In The South


johng

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I hope it's ok to post this here.

Couldn't see any mention of it in the news clipping section.

BANGKOK : At least 14 people including 10 security forces were wounded in two near simultaneous bomb blasts in southern Thailand, rocked by an Islamic separatist insurgency.

The first bomb was detonated at 9:23 am Sunday (0223 GMT) at a park pavilion in the capital of Yala province shortly after policemen searched a group of four young men. The explosion injured seven policemen and the four men, police said.

Seven minutes later in neighbouring Narathiwat province, a bomb exploded outside an army checkpoint in Cho-ai Rong district, wounding three soldiers, including one seriously.

"The bomb was an attack on officials as the area is one where the military gather for work," a police officer told AFP.

At least 630 people have been killed in the predominantly Buddhist kingdom's Muslim-majority south since January 2004 in what authorities have described as a separatist insurgency.

- AFP

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