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    Shooting, Blasts in Southern Thailand Leave One Killed, Seven Injured

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    Shooting and two explosions in the Pattani province of Thailand's troubled deep South killed one and injured seven people, local media reported on Friday.

    BANGKOK (Sputnik) — A 31-year old female petrol station employee was shot dead by four gunmen on motorcycles at around 12:40 p.m. local time [17:40 GMT] in the province's Khok Pho district on Thursday. When police officers arrived to inspect the scene around 20 minutes after the killing, two bombs – one in a cooking gas cylinder, another in metal pipe – exploded injuring four policemen, two paramilitary ranger volunteers and one civilian, the Nation news website reported.

    On Thursday morning, another deadly attack in deep South occurred, when 10 insurgents opened fire on three defense volunteers at Ban Luboh Luasong School in Narathiwat's Sungai Kolok district, killing one person and injuring others.

    The bombings in Thailand's top tourist destinations, including Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala provinces, threaten a vital source of income for tropical Thailand.


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