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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...

2006-08-24 06:56:44

By Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Thursday they had thwarted an attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who promptly fired a top security aide whose driver they said was caught in a car with the makings of a huge bomb. Police displayed 67.5 kg (149 lb) of ammonium nitrate fertilizer blended with fuel oil, nearly 5 kg (11 lb) of TNT, 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of powdered C4, a plastic explosive, and a remote control circuit. "The bomb was...

2006-08-24 05:37:43

By Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Thursday they had thwarted a bomb plot apparently aimed at Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who promptly fired a top security aide whose driver was caught in a car with the means of a huge explosion. Police displayed 67.5 kg (149 lb) of ammonium nitrate fertilizer blended with fuel oil, nearly 5 kg (11 lb) of TNT, 1.6 kg (3.5 lb) of powdered C4, a plastic explosive, and a remote control circuit. That would have...

2006-08-24 02:51:32

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Thursday they had thwarted what they believed to be preparations for a bomb attack on the house of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, apparently by the driver of a senior security official. General Pallop Pinmanee, deputy director of the powerful Internal Security Operations Command, was sacked soon after the driver was detained and told police he worked for Pallop. "Yes, I signed an order to fire him this morning," Thaksin told reporters, but...

2006-08-02 06:26:39

By Surapan Boonthanom SONGKHLA, Thailand (Reuters) - Militants detonated a bomb by a bridge on the main railway line through Thailand's rebellious Muslim south on Wednesday, killing three policemen and leaving thousands of travelers stranded, officials said. A soldier also died in a booby trap left by militants at a temporary camp for engineering troops building a school in the region, where more than 1,300 people have been killed in a two-year Muslim separatist insurgency. The...

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...


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