There’s a raging Islamic insurgency in Thailand’s strangest party town
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A roadside bomb detonated near a mosque in Pattani as soldiers were patrolling nearby; the explosion killed a child and wounded two more children, two soldiers, and three other people. In Narathiwat, one soldier and three militants were killed in a shootout after the militants opened fire on a policeman.
A car bomb detonated outside a hotel in the tourist town of Betong in Yala, killing at least two people and wounding 36. Islamist insurgents are blamed for the attack, which also damaged the hotel, nearby buildings, and a number of vehicles. Authorities are stepping up security in the southern provinces following the Betong attack […]
Suspected Islamist insurgents killed three people in a drive-by shooting in Yala, in the same district where an insurgent leader was killed last week. Nearly 6,000 people have been killed in the insurgency since January 2004.
A senior police official said that Daoud Farhat and Youssef Ayad, two members of Hezbollah arrested in Bangkok earlier this week, were planning bomb attacks against Israeli tourists and other Israeli groups on Khao San Road during Passover. A third suspect, Bilal Bahsoun, may be still at large. The bodies of wanted militant Muktar Ali-mama […]
Authorities arrested three members of a Hezbollah cell in Thailand, including Thai citizen Y. Ayyad, a facilitator for the group in East Asia, and Lebanese nationals D. Farhat and B. Bahsoun. Two large groups of illegal Muslim immigrants arrested over the past several months in Thailand are thought to be Chinese Uighurs on their way […]
Suspected Islamist insurgents injured 27 people in three bombings in Sadao in the Songkhla tourist area yesterday: a car bomb damaged a hotel and 20 shops, and two bombs exploded near police stations. Two other bombs were defused in Sadao, and a car bomb was disabled near a police station in Phuket. In Pattani, an […]