Three killed in southern Thailand

Police suspect insurgents shot dead three Buddhists in majority Muslim provinces.

    Thai soldiers have come under attack from separatist rebels in Thailand's majority Muslim provinces [AP] 

    Violent insurgency

     

    On Saturday, Thai police said a Buddhist and a teenage Muslim rebel were shot dead in recent violence.

     

    Thai security forces shot dead a 15-year-old boy early Saturday in Yala province after he opened fire on a security outpost, police said.

     

    In neighbouring Pattani province, a 53-year-old Buddhist was gunned down by suspected Islamic fighters while he was riding a motorcycle late Friday.

     

    More than 2,000 people have died in violence related to an Islamic separatist insurgency that began in the majority Muslim provinces in January 2004.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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