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Suspected Islamist militants bombed the motorcade of the Yala province deputy governor as it drove through Yala's Bannang Sata district. The remotely-detonated bomb killed the deputy governor and another official in the car, and severely wounded the driver.
Thailand opened peace talks with several Muslim rebel groups from the country's south. The talks come two weeks after the signing of an agreement to end a nine-year insurgency that has claimed 5,500 lives.
Insurgents detonated a motorcycle bomb in southern Thailand, killing two soldiers and wounding 11 other people. It was the such second attack in the two days since Muslim rebel groups agreed to hold peace talks.
Six people were injured in a bomb explosion in southern Thailand. The bombing came one day after the government agreed to hold talks with Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), a Muslim insurgent group.
The government started peace talks with Muslim insurgent groups operating in the south of the country. The insurgency has killed more than 5,000 people since 2004.
Suspected Islamist insurgents detonated a motorcycle bomb in Pattani city, killing three civilian security volunteers and injuring nine other people. The day before, security forces defused five of seven bombs planted in the city by militants; one person was injured by the bombs.
More than 100 heavily armed Islamist "militants" assaulted a military base in the southern province of Narathiwat. The military repelled the assault and killed 16 fighters.
Suspected Islamist militants fired grenades at a security checkpoint in Narathiwat province, injuring 30 people. The attack had allegedly been provoked by government attempts to win over local Muslim elders. Elsewhere in southern Thailand, five people died in shootings blamed on militants.
A group of about 100 insurgents surrendered to authorities in Pattani, saying they were tired of fighting. Among them was Wae-ali Copter Waji, who led an attack on an army base in 2004 that killed four soldiers and rekindled violence in the region.
In a policy change, the government is holding peace talks with Muslim separatists. Government forces have been trying to suppress a Muslim insurgency in the southern provinces of Pattani, Narathiwat, and Yala since 2004.
A group of 20 militants ambushed an army patrol in Pattani province, killing four soldiers and wounding two more. On July 18, a group of 25 militants in Narathiwat province attacked homes and a military outpost, killing two civilians and one soldier; two civilians and four soldiers were wounded in the attacks.
Two Islamist fighters, a soldiers and two civilians were killed during fighting in the Rueso district in Narathiwat province. The Islamist fighters attacked a military checkpoint in the district, but were repelled.