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6 dead, dozens injured in Thai south attacks over 2 days

Published on Sep 30, 2012 4:22 PM

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.

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