Five Killed in Thai South as Death Toll Rises to 3,300: Police

June 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

Suspected separatists killed five people in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, police said Tuesday, as the death toll in the region soared to 3,300 in more than four years of violence.

A spree of shootings hit the far south on Monday evening, with two Muslim men in their 50s and a teenager killed in separate attacks across Narathiwat province, local police said.

In nearby Pattani province the same night, a 45-year-old Buddhist man was shot dead, while in Yala province militants attacked a house, killing a 15-year-old Muslim boy and injuring his four-year-old sister.