Saturday, June 6, 2009

Four more attacks in south Thailand

There has been another wave of attacks on teachers, public servants, and military patrols in the Patanni (Pattani) region of southern Thailand; five dead. Two Royal Thai Army Rangers, two school guards, and the head of the local administration in Pattani town.
Schools and teachers are frequent targets of attacks in the south because militants see the education system as an effort by Bangkok to impose Buddhist Thai culture on the mainly ethnic Malay region.
The national government is considering new security measures in the region.

Background on this insurgency can be found *here* at CompHyp.

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