String of blasts rock southern Thai town

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 23:31

Pattani (Thailand): Thailand`s military says
a dozen coordinated bomb attacks in the country`s insurgency-
plagued south have killed at least two people and injured
dozens.

The military`s Internal Security Operations Command says
suspected Muslim insurgents detonated bombs at 12 spots across
the southern town of Yala, including a school, shops and
hotels. The explosions caused power outages.

The attacks today occurred on the anniversary of the 2004
suppression of an anti-government protest in Tak Bai in
neighbouring Narathiwat province.

Seven demonstrators were fatally shot and 78 others died
of asphyxiation after being piled on top of one another on
military trucks to be taken to a detention centre.

More than 4,700 people have been killed in the
southernmost provinces since 2004.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 20:27

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