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Published: Sunday April 27, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Sunday April 27, 2014 MYT 8:30:11 AM

Bomb kills three cops in Pattani

BANGKOK: Three police officers were killed and 20 people wounded in a bomb attack near a fishing competition in Thailand’s insurgency-ridden deep south, officials said.

The remote-control device, hidden near a police security checkpoint, went off on Friday in Sai Buri district of Pattani province.

Thailand’s three Muslim-majo­rity southernmost provinces are in the grip of a decade-long insurgency which has seen more than 6,000 people killed – the majority of them civilians.

Officials in the region are on heightened alert ahead of the 10th anniversary of a raid on a mosque in Pattani that left 32 insurgents dead, said Paradorn Pattanatabut, a security adviser to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

“But the area is very large,” he said.

“Every year militants will stage attacks to display their strength.” — AFP

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