6 dead, dozens injured in Thai south attacks over 2 days
BANGKOK (AFP) - Bombing and shooting attacks have killed six people and left 27 wounded across the restive Thai south in two days of violence in the insurgency-plagued region, police said on Sunday.
Five people were gunned down and over two dozen injured in a spate of incidents on Saturday that spanned all three provinces in Thailand's Muslim-majority south where an eight-year conflict has claimed thousands of lives.
In Pattani, unknown gunmen shot dead a Muslim policeman, a 74-year-old Buddhist and a Muslim security volunteer in different attacks.
Another shooting in Yala targetted a Buddhist couple on their way to the local market, leaving the wife dead and the husband injured. A similar incident in Narathiwat saw a man and wife - both security volunteers on their way to a shooting training session - shot, killing the woman and wounding her husband.