Thailand: paramilitary troops, mosque attacked

A roadside bomb killed 10 government-hired paramilitary troops in southern Thailand’s Bannang Sata district, Yala province, as they returned from negotiations with Muslim protesters May 31. Almost immediately after the bombing, gunmen opened fire on a group of Muslim villagers leaving a mosque after evening prayers in nearby Sabayoi district of Songkhla province, killing seven. (Xinhua, AP, June 1)

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