Three Killed, 17 Wounded In Attacks In Thai South

January 14, 2010

Author: Surapan Boonthanom, Ambika Ahuja and Alan Raybould

Source: Reuters

A series of drive-by shootings and bombings killed three people and wounded 17 in Thailand's restive Muslim south, police said on Thursday.

Unknown assailants shot dead and burned the bodies of a Buddhist couple who were riding to work on a motorcycle on Thursday morning in Pattani province, police said.

A Buddhist family of three, including a 12-year-old girl, were wounded in another drive-by attack in the same province.

On Wednesday, a group of government electricians were ambushed as they worked on electrical wiring along a road, also in Pattani. One was killed and four others wounded.