Two killed in Thai south
Suspected militants have shot dead two men and seriously injured two others in Thailand's Muslim-majority far south, where a separatist insurgency is raging, police said yesterday.
The bullet-riddled body of a young man was found next to a road in Pattani province early Monday, police said, while in the same province on Sunday evening a 25-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting.
In neighbouring Yala province, suspected rebels shot at two men as they travelled on a motorcycle late Sunday, killing a 35-year-old religious teacher and seriously injuring his 29-year-old passenger.
More than 3,600 people have been killed since unrest erupted five years ago in the deep south. Tensions have simmered since predominantly Buddhist Thailand annexed the mainly Malay sultanate in 1902.