Four police killed at nursery school in Thai south
BANGKOK (AFP) - Four police officers were killed in a gun and grenade attack in front of a nursery school in Thailand's insurgency-hit south on Friday, an official said, as bloodshed continued to dampen hopes for peace talks.
Suspected rebels struck late afternoon as police patrolled in a car near the school in Rueso district - a hotbed of the insurgency - in Narathiwat province.
"Four police were killed," Police Major Denpong Temyod of Rueso Police Station told AFP. "Their patrol vehicle was attacked today (Friday) in front of a nursery school." Two other policeman from the same station confirmed the death toll.
Thai media reports said the assailants stole guns from the police after the attack.