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80kg bomb found in Narathiwat

Thai soldiers confront with protesting Thai-Muslim villagers, top, during a protest outside Ingkhayuth military base in Pattani province, southern Thailand

Thai soldiers confront with protesting Thai-Muslim villagers, top, during a protest outside Ingkhayuth military base in Pattani province, southern Thailand Tuesday, May 8, 2007. Hundreds of villagers took part in the protest demanding Thai soldiers to release 24 suspected Muslim militants who are being kept at this base. Since a Muslim rebellion flared in Thailand's three southernmost provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat in early 2004, near-daily bombings, drive-by shootings and other attacks have killed more than 2,000 people. (AP Photo/Sumeth Parnpetch)


NARATHIWAT — A combined military-police unit scouring a thick bush near a village in Rueso district has found an 80-kilogramme bomb buried in the ground early Sunday.

The search, led by Col Sithisak Jenbanchong, commander of the 41st Ranger Regiment, was launched at 1.30am on information received from Abdulateh Riang, a bomb maker of the RKK insurgent group, who was arrested on Aug 4 with two 80-kg home-made bombs.

Full story: Bangkok Post

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