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231936Z SEP 17


Latest casualties in Thailand’s three southern-post provinces at the hands of Malay-speaking Islamists.

Washington Post:

A roadside bomb killed four army rangers and wounded five other rangers and a civilian Friday in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south, police said.

Pol. Col. Mana Daechawarit of the Sai Buri district police station in Pattani province said the soldiers were on a morning patrol in Pattani province when the pickup truck in which they were traveling was struck by the blast. The wounded civilian was a passing motorist.

More than 6,500 people have been killed since a Muslim separatist insurgency flared in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat in 2004. The three province are the only with a Muslim majority in the predominantly Buddhist country. Recent cease-fire talks between the government and some separatist factions have made little progress.


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Sai Buri District, Pattani Province is in the middle of the map below.

18° N
79.1° E
124.1° E
4.6° S


Sai Buri District, Pattani Province, Thailand

Thailand (TH) is estimated to have a population of 68.1 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.4 million.