Thailand: Islamic Violence Increases in the South

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May 28, 2006: In the last week, there have been several attacks in the south, apparently by Islamic terrorists, against Buddhists, and Moslems who refuse to support the terrorists. The deaths are averaging about one a day, a fifty percent increase over the past year. Police have been making arrests, and police found two rifles and an RRG launcher hidden under a bridge. The weapons are believed some of those used in recent attacks.

May 23, 2006: Over a hundred schools in the Moslem south have closed, in response to the violence against Buddhist teachers in majority Moslem areas. Seven people have been arrested as suspects in the recent attack on two female Buddhist teachers.

May 21, 2006: In the south, a Buddhist telephone company employee was shot dead, apparently by an Islamic terrorist.

 

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