Thai Insurgents Launch Attacks In South, Killing 2

BANGKOK -- Police say Islamic insurgents shot dead a villager and then detonated a car bomb as a crowd gathered, killing one and wounding 19 in Thailand's restive south.

Police Maj. Col. Manop Wiwatthanaviroj said insurgents shot a resident patrolling a village Sunday in the Yi-ngo district of Narathiwat, one of three mostly Muslim provinces near the Malaysian border.

A few minutes later, a car bomb went off in the same area, killing one villager and wounding 19 others, including a local government official.

An Islamic insurgency launched in 2004 has claimed more than 3,400 lives in southern Thailand.

The insurgents target Buddhists as well as Muslims whom they believe have collaborated with the Thai government.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2009 at 08:29 PM
    Muslims are violent! They use violence to spread their false religion.
  • by hmmm Location: here on Jun 7, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    Are they taunting O-Bam-a?!
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jun 7, 2009 at 12:56 PM
    If Islam an is such a peaceful religion, and Muslims are such peace loving people, then why are there much more Muslims involved in terrorist attacks, than there are Christians, Buddhists,Mormons,Catholics,Hebrews,Hindus, etc. I know that occasionally you have a nut case from one of the other religions(Such as the man that assasinated Geo Tiller). But on average there are probably 50 to 1 that a terrorist will be Muslim. The "peace loving" Muslims should realize that this is giving all Muslims a bad name, and see if they can't come up with a solution to the problem.
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