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Car bomb wounds 42 at supermarket in southern Thailand | Reuters

Muslim militants fighting for a separate state in the south of predominantly Buddhist Thailand were suspected of carrying out a car-bomb attack on Tuesday outside a supermarket in the city of Pattani that wounded 42 people, police said. A decades-old separatist insurgency in the largely ethnic Malay Muslim provinces of …

Protester killed by gunfire in southern Thailand

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — One protester was killed by gunfire and another was seriously wounded Sunday at the site of a blockade in southern Thailand where rubber farmers have been protesting for more than a week against a steep decline in rubber prices. It was not clear who was …

Explosions wound 10 in southern Thailand

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Police say suspected insurgents detonated two bombs that wounded 10 people and staged a series of minor attacks in nearly 30 spots in Thailand’s violence-plagued south. Police Col. Tongsuk Jaranpong says the militants set off an improvised bomb in a garbage can in the city of …

4 merchants killed in Thailand’s restive south

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected militants robbed and killed four fruit traders in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south on Tuesday, while police arrested a suspect wanted for a deadly hotel bombing in the region. The insurgents stormed a shelter in Yala province’s Krong Pinang district Tuesday morning and tied up the four …