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Coup or no coup, insurgency goes on in the deep South

Until Thailand achieves greater political stability, there's little hope for any peace initiative. Nobody was surprised when one of the first things the Thai generals did after launching their coup was to remove the secretary-general of the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC), Thawee Sodsong, from his post. 

Trains in far South restart after bomb on tracks

TRAIN SERVICES to and from Sungai Kolok district in Narathiwat resumed yesterday after a section of the railway track, damaged in a bomb attack last Friday in Rangae district, was repaired.

Besides patrolling at Tanyongmas Station and two-kilometre-long railway section, security officers also were on board trains yesterday to guard passengers.

Army Rangers 45 Department commander, Colonel Rungroj Ananto, said villagers had cooperated well in the hunt for bombing suspects and in repairing the track.

Bombings in Thailand's restive south injure 9

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Bombs exploded at a police station and a convenience store in a tourist city in Thailand's violence-plagued south Tuesday, injuring nine people, police said.The first bomb exploded in front of a 7-Eleven store near a school in Hat Yai city, wounding two men and three women, police Col. Passakorn Klanwan said.


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