Bomb blast in southern Thailand

Members of a bomb squad inspecting the scene on Tuesday following a blast set off by suspected separatist militants in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat. More than 6,400 people have been killed since 2004 in a simmering conflict pitt
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Members of a bomb squad inspecting the scene on Tuesday following a blast set off by suspected separatist militants in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat. More than 6,400 people have been killed since 2004 in a simmering conflict pitting shadowy Malay-Muslim rebels against security forces from Thailand, which annexed the region more than a century ago. The majority of victims were Buddhist and Muslim civilians targeted for their perceived support for the Thai state.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2015, with the headline 'Bomb blast in southern Thailand'. Print Edition | Subscribe