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Thursday 17 April 2014

Six dead in Thailand shootings

Six people have been killed in two separate shooting incidents in Thailand

An 11-month-old baby is among six people who have been killed by suspected Islamist separatists in southern Thailand.

Police said four people were killed and another four were injured in a drive-by shooting at a teashop in Narathiwat province. The dead included the baby girl, while the wounded included a 10-month-old boy.

The shop may have been targeted because the owner is a local official, police said.

Five attackers shot dead a principal and a teacher at a school in a separate incident in neighbouring Pattani province.

More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand's Muslim-dominated southern provinces since an Islamist insurgency erupted in 2004. The dead include more than 150 teachers.

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