1 dead, 20 hurt in am­bush

Daily Dispatch - - World News -

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

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