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3 soldiers injured in bomb attack in S Thailand

2009-02-18 08:06:33 GMT2009-02-18 16:06:33 (Beijing Time)  xinhuanet

BANGKOK, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Three Thai soldiers were injured on Wednesday in a bomb attack in Bae-jang village of Grong-bhi-nang district in Thailand's restive southernmost province of Yala, the website by Thai-language newspaper Thai Rath reported.

According to local police's investigation, the bomb exploded while Thai security forces were about to reach a targeted area in Bae-jang village, from where they did hear several gun shootings in early Wednesday morning.

The police believed the bomb attack was done by suspected insurgents.

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 January 2004.

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