Police say suspected Muslim militants have fatally shot two people and wounded five in a spate of weekend violence in insurgency-plagued southern Thailand.
Police Maj. Gen. Tuande Juthanant said six gunmen opened fire in a busy area of Pattani province's Yarang district Sunday and killed a retired police officer. Four bystanders were wounded.
Two insurgents on a motorcycle also in Pattani shot at a mother and son riding a motorbike back from a market. The 23-year-old son died and the mother was wounded.
The latest violence came a day after suspected militants in Pattani shot dead a Buddhist monk.
Pattani is one of three Muslim-majority provinces where an insurgency has claimed more than 4,000 lives since 2004.