Thai Police Suspect Muslims Behind Southern Killings

HAT YAI, Thailand — Police suspect Muslim separatists are behind six killings in Thailand’s far south that have come as the country celebrates its traditional New Year.

Two rubber farmers were shot dead on their plantation in Yala province on Monday, and four people in two neighboring houses were killed Sunday night in Narathiwat province.

More than 5,000 people have been killed in Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani provinces since an Islamic separatist insurgency erupted in 2004.


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