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2006-09-03 00:22:36

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A low profile Muslim separatist group welcomed a Thai military gesture for exploratory talks aimed at ending over two years of bloody violence in southern Thailand, the Nation newspaper said on Sunday. The paper quoted a leader of the outlawed Pattani United Liberation Organization (PULO), previously thought to have disbanded, as saying that almost daily killings in southern Thailand could be stopped through negotiations. "PULO stands firmly by its principle that...

2006-06-18 03:52:00

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A bomb detonated by a mobile telephone wounded six police and government officials in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south on Sunday, police said. The 5-kg bomb hidden in a metal box exploded at an intersection in the southern province of Narathiwat where the six had stopped in their patrol car, a provincial police official told Reuters. "The bomb was detonated by mobile phone. Of the six, one was seriously injured," said the official, who declined to be named....

2006-06-18 00:49:32

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A bomb detonated by a mobile telephone wounded six police and government officials in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south on Sunday, police said. The 5-kg bomb hidden in a metal box exploded at an intersection in the southern province of Narathiwat where the six had stopped in their patrol car, a provincial police official told Reuters. "The bomb was detonated by mobile phone. Of the six, one was seriously injured," said the official, who declined to be named....

2006-06-15 02:12:28

By Surapan Boonthanom YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 16 wounded by a rash of small bombs in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south on Thursday, attacks the government said security forces knew were planned but failed to prevent. At least 41 bombs exploded at police stations, checkpoints and government offices in the southernmost provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala, where more than 1,300 people have been killed in two years of separatist insurgency....

2006-06-15 00:18:27

By Surapan Boonthanom YALA, Thailand (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and 16 wounded by a rash of small bombs in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south on Thursday, attacks the government said security forces knew were planned but failed to prevent. At least 41 bombs exploded at police stations, checkpoints and government offices in Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala, the southernmost provinces where more than 1,300 people have been killed in two years of separatist insurgency....

2006-05-10 00:50:39

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A bomb hidden in a motorcycle exploded in a busy market in Thailand's restive Muslim south on Wednesday, killing two Buddhist women and a soldier and wounding 13 shoppers, police said. Both women were teachers and one was three months pregnant, police said. They said the soldier, also Buddhist, died on the way to the hospital. "The bomb was hidden in a motorcycle that was parked next to a truck bringing soldiers to the market to buy their daily stuff," police...

2006-04-18 22:55:36

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Suspected Muslim militants ambushed police guarding a polling station in southern Thailand on Wednesday, killing one officer and wounding another as voting began for the upper house Senate. Separately, a bomb exploded at another polling station in the same Muslim-dominated province of Narathiwat, wounding two policemen and a village leader, a police spokesman told Reuters. The attacks occurred shortly before nationwide voting began in a poll analysts say could...

2006-02-02 00:18:44

JOH AIRONG, Thailand (Reuters) - A bomb-rigged truck exploded near a city hall in Thailand's restive largely Muslim south on Thursday, killing two of its passengers and wounding one, police said. The bomb, estimated to weigh at least 5 kg (11 lbs) and hidden in the truck's fuel tank, was believed to be detonated by a mobile phone as the truck was entering the city hall compound in the violence-prone district of Joh Airong, police said. The phone's SIM card was found among the...

2005-12-22 22:15:49

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A bomb exploded outside a tea shop in Thailand's Muslim-majority south on Friday, wounding seven people in the latest violence in the restive region. Police, who blamed the attack on militants, said the bomb was hidden in a car parked in front of the tea shop frequented by officials, 100 meters (yards) from a police station in the town of Narathiwat. The blast wounded seven people, two seriously, and destroyed the car, police said. "Police had yet to go get their...

2005-10-19 21:58:49

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand attacked the world's largest body of Islamic nations on Thursday over its criticism of the Buddhist government's handling of separatist unrest in its Muslim-majority south in which nearly 1,000 people have died. Bangkok accused the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) of "disseminating misperception and misinformation" about the violence-hit region in a statement which said the unrest was caused by religious conflict. OIC Secretary-General...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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