6 Thai soldiers killed by bomb:
Six Thai soldiers were killed and four injured when a roadside bomb ripped their patrol truck apart in the insurgencyplagued south on Monday, police said.
The bomb hit the pick-up as it was carrying ten soldiers along a dirt road in Pattani province, leaving a pile of rubble and twisted car parts.
The Muslim-majority border region has been racked by violence for over a decade as ethnic Malay insurgents battle the government of Buddhist-majority Thailand for more autonomy.
Frequent shooting and bomb attacks have claimed more than 6,800 lives since 2004, with both sides accused of rights abuses and atrocities.
Thailand’s ruling junta has tried to restart peace talks with the Muslim militants since its 2014 power grab.