1 dead, 20 hurt in ambush
ONE soldier died and 20 other people were wounded, including two civilians, as suspected rebels ambushed an army patrol in Thailand’s violence-stricken deep south yesterday.
The Muslim-majority region that borders Malaysia has been plagued by violence for over a decade as ethnic Malay insurgents battle the Buddhist-majority state for more autonomy.
More than 6 800 people have died – the majority civilians – in a conflict that grinds on far from international headlines.
The attack began early yesterday when a roadside bomb struck a vehicle carrying the army rangers in a remote village in the Yaha district of Yala province. — AFP