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Four shot dead in south

Four Muslim villagers were shot dead, including two teenagers, at a tea shop in the south of Thailand.

Thursday 5 May 2011, 10:54PM


Four Muslim villagers were shot dead, including two teenagers, at a tea shop in the south of Thailand, police said Wednesday.

Up to five attackers posing as government troops arrived on a pick-up truck and opened fire at people sitting at the roadside shop in Bannang Sata, in the Yala province on Tuesday evening.

The deceased included a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy.

Thirteen villagers were injured, eight of them critically, police said.

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“The motive for the killings is under investigation because I cannot question witnesses as they are practicing funeral rituals,” said local police commander Colonel Suwat Wongpaiboon.

More than 4,500 people, both Muslims and Buddhists, have died in regular attacks since insurgents launched an uprising in the south in early 2004.

The attacks have become more brazen in recent months with a string of car bombs and attacks on military bases and outposts.

 

 

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