World Six Thai soldiers killed by bomb in restive south

11:00  19 june  2017
11:00  19 june  2017 Source:   AFP

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Thai soldiers man a checkpoint in the south in April: a roadside bomb on June 19, 2017, killed six soldiers © Provided by AFP Thai soldiers man a checkpoint in the south in April: a roadside bomb on June 19, 2017, killed six soldiers

Six Thai soldiers were killed when their patrol vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the insurgency-plagued south on Monday, police said.

The bomb in Pattani province hit a pick-up truck carrying ten soldiers.

"The roadside bomb exploded before noon, killing six and injuring four," said Preuk Liengsuk, the police chief of Thung Yang Daeng district.

"We are still checking the scene," he told AFP by phone.

The Muslim-majority border region has been racked by violence for over a decade as ethnic Malay insurgents battle the government of Buddhist-majority Thailand for more autonomy.

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A Thai soldier stands at the site of a bomb blast in Thailand 's restive southern province of Yala on February 13, 2011. Six policemen were injured as they were patrolling the area. A powerful roadside bomb killed nine civilians and wounded two others in Thailand 's restive deep south on

A powerful roadside bomb killed nine civilians in Thailand 's restive deep south on Tuesday, an It was the second major attack in six days and will be a blow to the government and security forces Four soldiers were killed and five wounded last Wednesday when rebels armed with grenades and

Near-daily shooting and bomb attacks have claimed more than 6,800 lives since 2004, with both sides accused of rights abuses and atrocities.

Thailand's ruling junta, which took power in 2014, has tried to restart peace talks with the Muslim militants.

But the negotiations have failed to gain traction, while attacks continue across the region.

The Thai side is unconvinced that the rebel's representatives at the table can control foot soldiers, while the rebels do not believe the junta will concede political autonomy any time soon.

The last major bombing blamed on insurgents -- who rarely claim attacks -- left at least 40 people wounded outside a supermarket in Pattani in May.

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