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Motorcycle Bomb Kills 3 in Southern Thailand

18 February 2013

Suspected insurgents detonated a motorcycle bomb that killed three security volunteers on Sunday in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south, police said. An explosive device hidden in a motorcycle went off in the commercial district in the city of Pattani on Sunday morning, killing three civilian security volunteers who were on duty at a tower clock and wounding nine other people, Police Col. Tuanday Juthanan said. On Saturday night, suspected militants planted seven bombs across Pattani city, but security forces managed to defuse five of them, Tuanday said, adding that one person was wounded in the two blasts. More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand’s southern region since an Islamist insurgency erupted in 2004.—AP

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