Thai Jihad Update. “One beheaded, two killed in Thai Muslim south,” from Reuters:
YALA, Thailand (Reuters) – Suspected Muslim militants beheaded a Buddhist man and shot dead two civilians in southern Thailand on Sunday as an uprising shows no signs of abating.
The head of the 40-year-old farmer was found next to his body and that of his 35-year-old wife at the entrance of their rubber plantation in Yala province, police said.
Both had been shot and a handwritten note next to the bodies said, “We shall kill all Thai Buddhists,” they said.
In the same province, a 74-year-old man was shot dead while riding his motorcycle, police said. Two teenagers, also on a motorcycle, had shot the man.
On Saturday, suspected militants shot dead police Sergeant-Major Pak Petmalai, 47, as he headed for work at a station near his home.
More than 1,900 people have been killed in three years of violence in the south and peace efforts by the country’s new military rulers have had little impact in curbing the unrest.