Bomb Attacks Kill 4, Wound 5 in Thai Muslim South

November 7, 2007

Author: Nopporn Wong-Anan

Source: Reuters

Suspected separatist rebels launched two bomb attacks in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south, killing four people and wounding five, including a Muslim boy, police said on Wednesday.

Three members of a bomb squad were killed and one wounded when they went to check out what turned out to be a remote-controlled bomb on a bridge in Pattani, one of the provinces caught up in nearly four years of insurgency.

In the nearby province of Yala, a roadside bomb killed an army captain, wounded two soldiers and a Muslim father with his 5-year-old son.

More than 2,600 people have been killed in the insurgency and attacks continued to rise in November, after surging in October following a relative lull the previous month during the Muslim fasting period of Ramadan, researcher Srisompob Jitpiromsri of Prince of Songkhla University in Pattani said.