Thai Jihad Update. “Separatists kill four in south Thailand,” from Deutsche Presse-Agentur:
Pattani, Thailand – Suspected separatists shot dead a labourer and three teenage boys in a separate attacks in southern Thailand, police reported Saturday said. Thai Buddhist labourer Manoon Saengethong, 42, was shot dead and his body doused with kerosine and set alight Saturday morning in Ruesor district of Narathiwat, said Ruesor Police Major Yongyudh Charoenwanit.
“The perpetrators are trying to stir up trouble between Thai Buddhists and Thai
Muslims,” Yongyudh said.
On Friday night in neighbouring Yala province, gunmen strafed a tea shop in
Bannang Sata district, killing three boys all aged 14 and injuring another ten people.
Also, Friday night, suspected insurgents burned down five public schools in Songkhla province.
And, “2 killed in bomb attack in southern Thailand,” from Kyodo:
(Kyodo) _ Two people were killed and several injured from a bomb attack in Yala Province in Thailand on Friday night, the police said.
The attack occurred around 8:30 p.m. at the teashop in Bannang Sata district when the group of Muslims was gathering at the shop after the weekly praying.
Friday’s explosion came after the Thai authorities detained 34 suspects in Bannang Sata district who were involved the insurgency in the three southern provinces. Police officers said six or seven of them were the leaders of the militant group called RKK.
Background on RKK, or Runda Kumpalan Kecil, can be found here.