Thai police say insurgent bomb kills 6 in south

AP News
Posted: Nov 02, 2011 8:49 AM
Thai police say insurgent bomb kills 6 in south

Police say suspected Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand killed six civilians in a bomb attack on their vehicle in the south.

Police investigator Heraman Chedi says the explosion occurred Wednesday in Narathiwat's Ra-ngae district, and attackers raked the vehicle with machine-gunfire afterward.

Heraman says the victims were Buddhist hunters headed to a nearby forest, and one survived and was taken to a local hospital.

A rescue worker who came later to the scene was also injured when he stepped on land mine.

Narathiwat, Yala, Pattani and parts of Songkla provinces are the only Muslim-dominated areas in predominantly Buddhist Thailand. Nearly 5,000 people have been killed since an Islamist insurgency erupted in 2004.