The recent upsurge in Islamic terrorist violence in the south is attributed to hard core terrorists trying to derail peace talks with Moslem leaders in the south. Most of the recent casualties were Moslems. Some 5,400 have died from Islamic terrorism in the south over the last eight years. Most Moslems in the south are tired of the violence and want it to stop. Many of the Islamic terrorists have given up hope of victory, but several hundred of the Islamic radicals are determined to fight to the death for their lost cause (of an independent state, a religious dictatorship, in the south).
October 1, 2012: In the south a school teacher was killed by Islamic terrorists. Since 2004, 152 teachers have been murdered by the terrorists, who are opposed to secular education.
September 30, 2012: Several Islamic terrorist attacks in the south left six dead and 27 wounded.
September 24, 2012: In the south a small bomb went off in a school wounding two teachers and two soldiers. All schools in the three Moslem majority southern provinces have troops or police providing security for the building, students, and the staff (who tend to be mostly Buddhists).
September 21, 2012: In the south a car bomb killed six and wounded over 40. Most of the casualties were Moslems.
September 15, 2012: In the south Islamic terrorists killed four people and burned their bodies.
September 13, 2012: In the last week over a hundred Islamic terrorists have surrendered in the south. Most will be rehabilitated and released, but the few known to have committed crimes will be prosecuted.