Feb. 17 - Bomb attack kills at least two people in southern Thailand as other explosive devices are defused. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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A bomb killed two people in southern Thailand on Sunday (February 17) and police said they had defused other devices, apparently placed by Muslim separatists showing their capacity to strike despite a failed attack on a marine base last week.
The insurgency in Thailand's south by ethnic Malay separatists flared up in 2004 and more than 5,300 people have since been killed in the provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.
The insurgents tried to set off bombs or start fires in nine other places in the city from early on Sunday, but the authorities thwarted those attempts.
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