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Bomb Kills 2 Soldiers, Wounds 6 in South Thailand

12 April 2013

Police say two soldiers were killed and six were wounded in a bombing in south Thailand. Police Col. Manit Yimsai said Thursday that suspected insurgents detonated an improvised bomb hidden on the road surface in Pattani Province’s Panarae District. The soldiers were in armored vehicles traveling Wednesday night, and the attack was one of 36 incidents overnight in Pattani. Authorities said suspected militants set fires on tires, cell towers, telephone booths, buildings and closed-circuit cameras. No other casualties were reported. More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces since an Islamist insurgency erupted in 2004.—AP