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5 Thai police injured on bomb attack in S Thailand

2009-02-17 04:41:01 GMT2009-02-17 12:41:01 (Beijing Time)  xinhuanet

BANGKOK, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Five Thai police were injured on Tuesday morning after suspected militants detonated a roadside bomb in Thailand's restive southernmost province of Pattani, local media reported.

The bomb attack targeted a vehicle carrying the police patrolling to provide security for teachers to travel to school inKhok Pho district of Pattani, the website by Thai-language newspaper Thai Rath reported.

The country's deep South comprises mainly three southernmost provinces -- Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and some parts of Songkla province. Insurgent violence has killed over 3,500 people in the deep South since its resurrection in Jan. 2004.

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