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Ramadan bombings rock southernmost provinces

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Thai Muslim villagers in Southern Thailand

Thai Muslim villagers take part in a protest organised to condemn a car bomb attack by suspected Muslim separatists a day before, in the Yi-ngo distrist of Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat on June 8, 2009. An insurgency in the southern provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat erupted in January 2004, and since then more than 3,700 people have been killed and thousands more wounded. AFP PHOTO/MADAREE TOHLALA (Photo credit should read MADAREE TOHLALA/AFP/Getty Images)


A series of violent attacks, mostly bombings, were launched in three southern border provinces Sunday evening, the fourth day of the Ramadan fasting month. Initial reports suggested several people were injured.

The coordinated attacks occurred at 7pm, immediately after the evening prayers that mark the end of the daily fasting mandated during the holy month of Ramadan, which began Thursday.

Full story: Bangkok Post

BANGKOK POST REPORTERS


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