Suspected Islamic Militants Behead Buddhist Laborer

November 9, 2004

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

On November 9, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Suspected Islamic militants beheaded a Buddhist laborer in Thailand's tumultuous south, police said Tuesday, the second such killing in retaliation for the deaths of 85 Muslims at the hands of security forces last month. The attackers left notes with the body of 60-year-old man threatening further revenge attacks. Officials identified the victim only as Kaew.

An analyst warned that the gruesome nature of the killing signaled that violence in the region had reached a new level of brutality."