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Rebels kill Buddhist couple, children in Thai south

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Malay-Muslim men in Pattani

Malay-Muslim men in Pattani, southern Thailand. Image: udeyismail.


Suspected Muslim separatists shot dead a Buddhist family of four in Thailand’s deep south, police said on Tuesday, the latest attack in an escalation of violence in the region.

The killings followed a bloody raid on an army camp and a big roadside bombing in the past 12 days that were believed to have been carried out by ethnic Malay Muslim rebels seeking autonomy from predominantly Buddhist Thailand.

The bodies of the Buddhist couple, their daughter, 15, and 7-year-old son were found in a forest in Yala, one of three Muslim-dominated provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 4,300 people have been killed in violence since 2004.

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