BANGKOK (AFP) – Four people were killed and several others wounded Thursday when suspected rebels in Thailand’s insurgency-ravaged south raided a government office, police told AFP.
The attack in Khok Pho district of Pattani province comes as the Thai junta steps up efforts to reboot peace talks that stalled last year amid political turmoil in Bangkok.
A brutal decade-long rebellion has rocked Thailand’s deep south, bordering Malaysia, leaving more than 6,100 dead and thousands more wounded.
Most of the victims have been civilians.
Security personnel inspect the Khok Pho district office after being attacked by a group of gunmen in Pattani province, south of Bangkok Sept 11. A group of gunmen shot and planted two explosive devices inside Kok Po district office. The attack killed four people including three government officials and injured several people, police said – REUTERS