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2 teachers killed in bombing in Thailand's south

25 July 2013

A roadside bomb exploded in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south on Wednesday, killing two teachers and wounding three other people, police said. Suspected insurgents detonated the explosive as a car carrying three teachers passed by a hospital in Chanae district in Narathiwat province, Police Col Patta Madawah said. Investigators believe the militants were targeting a police vehicle in front of the teachers’ car. Two female teachers, aged 43 and 38, were killed and a male teacher was seriously wounded in the explosion. Two police officers were wounded in the attack. More than 5,000 people have been killed since an Islamic insurgency erupted in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces in 2004.—AP