Thailand Jihad Update. “Insurgents kill 8, including 12-year-old boy, in southern Thailand,” from the Associated Press:
BANGKOK, Thailand: Eight people including a 12-year-old boy were killed Monday in attacks by suspected Islamic insurgents in southern Thailand, police said.
Three Muslims, including the boy, were killed when the pickup truck they were traveling in was ambushed, said police Lt. Sarawut Mahachai.
Two 25-year-old students and the 12-year-old were returning from a funeral for a local Islamic official who died in a bomb explosion earlier Monday in Yala province’s Bannang Sata district, he said. Seven other people were wounded in the ambush.
Jihad against construction foremen, ice cream vendors, and rubber tappers:
Other victims included a Buddhist construction foreman and an ice cream vendor who were shot dead, and a Muslim villager who was wounded by a bomb blast.
A Muslim rubber tapper was shot and killed and a Thai soldier was also wounded by a bomb.
Another Buddhist was killed in a drive-by shooting in Pattani province’s Nong Chik district, police said.