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Bomb blasts hit southern Thailand

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 - 01:04

June 1 - A series of blasts tear through a rubber plantation in Thailand's Muslim south, killing two local officials and wounding four other people. Travis Brecher reports.

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The aftermath of a series of bomb blasts in Thailand's restive deep south. Explosive booby traps laid by suspected Muslim militants killed two local officials and wounded four other people on a rubber plantation in Yala. As investigators arrived, two more bombs hidden in small cooking gas cylinders exploded. More than 4,500 people have been killed in violence since 2004 in Thailand's predominantly Muslim south. But over the past month there's been a sharp rise in the number and scale of attacks in the region. Victims of recent attacks include Muslim villagers, soldiers, police and Buddhist monks. Two suspected militants were killed on Tuesday by their own bomb, which exploded as they were burying the device in the middle of a road. Travis Brecher, Reuters

Bomb blasts hit southern Thailand

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 - 01:04

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