Earlier this week militants in southern Thailand killed six civilians in separate incidents over 24 hours. The killings happened in Pattani and Narathiwat, and are believed to be linked to the region’s separatist insurgency.

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From the New York Times

Muslim Separatist Militants in Thailand Kill 6 Civilians

In the latest violence in a vicious low-intensity war in southern Thailand, Muslim separatist militants shot dead six civilians over the last 24 hours, the Thai military said on Wednesday.

The dead, killed in six separate episodes, included two village chiefs, two Muslim civilians and a civilian militia member who was gunned down on his motorcycle with his wife in the southern provinces of Pattani and Narathiwat.

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From Bernar News

Six People Shot Dead in Thai Deep South

The latest attacks brought to 29 the number of people killed in Thailand’s predominantly Muslim and Malay-speaking southern border region since Sept. 1, despite ongoing negotiations between the Thai military government aimed at opening formal peace talks with rebel groups. Another 67 people were injured in attacks dating since then, according to data compiled by BenarNews.

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