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Two Narathiwat villagers shot dead: Southern Thailand

NARATHIWAT, Feb 21 - Two villagers in this southern border province were gunned down Monday morning by presumed insurgents, one in Takbai district and another in the district of Cho Ai Rong. The first victim was Vitoon Sidam, a 33-year-old grocery store owner. He was driving his motorcycle with his sister-in-law

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About 20 people wounded in insurgent attacks in Narathiwat province

NARATHIWAT, Feb 20 – Seventeen persons were wounded by a shooting and car bomb by presumed muslim insurgents Saturday night in the trouble-plagued southern province of Narathiwat. The first incident occurred at a karaoke restaurant where two female workers were injured in a shooting late Saturday night. Half an hour

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Thai Interior Ministry warns insurgents stepping up attacks in deep South; one killed

PATTANI, Feb 19 -- Deputy Interior Minister Thavorn Senneam on Saturday warned that insurgents operating in the deep South have stepped up unrest during 2011, while presumed insurgents shot dead a former member of the Tambon (Sub-district) Administration Organisation (TAO) of the southern-troubled Pattani province. Mr Thavorn said that there were

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Thailand’s Full Moon parties are ‘schoolies on steroids’

IT'S schoolies on steroids. A teenager's paradise. No parents, no rules, no authorities, no police. No limits. Welcome to Thailand's infamous Full Moon parties, where the signature drink is a bucket of hard alcohol with red bull - drugs of all kinds are bought over the counter at bars. Every month, thousands

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Department of National Parks of Thailand bans alcohol in Koh Chang National Park

TRAT, 19 February 2011 (NNT) – A ban on alcohol has been issued by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) for seven national parks in the East, including Mu Ko Chang National Park. The DNP now prohibits visitors from bringing alcoholic beverages into a total of

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Intelligence official gunned down; Villager wounded in plantation bombing in Southern Thailand

PATTANI, Feb 17 – A Thai government intelligence official was killed in a shooting attack in Pattani, while a rubber tapper was wounded in a bombing on a Yala plantation on Thursday morning. Sgt Abdulloh Kalong, 32, intelligence officer at Inkayuthboriharn Army Camp was shot in the head and neck as

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9 suspects detained for involvement in Sunday’s Yala car bombing

YALA, Feb 14 – A combined force of police and soldiers on Monday detained nine persons for their alleged involvement in Sunday’s powerful car bomb in a Yala municipality market which injured 18 people and set off a blaze that swept through 10 nearby shophouses and caused an estimated Bt10

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17 injured, Bt10 million of damages in blast at Yala market

YALA, Feb 13 – A Sunday explosion at the market in the Yala municipality injured 17 people including three officials and 14 civilians and the cost of damages is estimated at least 10 million baht (US$330,000). It took about three hours to put the fire under control at 1pm Sunday,

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