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Southern Thailand hit by multiple bombs, arson attacks

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At least seven people were slightly injured after convenience stores and gas stations in three provinces in southern Thailand were targeted, police and the military said.

So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. (Twitter/@thestandardth)

Officials said the explosions and fires occurred in at least 17 locations in southern Thailand in what appeared to be multiple coordinated attacks in which seven people were injured.

Police and military statements said the bomb and arson attacks occurred after midnight on Wednesday, targeting convenience stores and gas stations in three states and injuring at least seven people.

So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Thailand’s southern provinces along the border with Malaysia have been experiencing low-level riots for decades, prompting the Thai government to seek independence for some states of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla. I fought with a group of

peace talks interrupted

More than 7,300 people have died in the conflict since 2004, according to the Deep South Watch Group, which monitors violence.

The peace talks, which began in 2013, have faced repeated turmoil.

Wednesday’s attacks came after the Thai government earlier this year resumed talks with major rebel group Barisan Revolusi Nasional after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The government has said it is ready to speak to all groups.

read more: How Patani Malay Muslims Refuse to Be Swallowed by Mainstream Thailand

Source: Reuters

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