2 hurt in school attack in Thailand's restive south

2013-04-29 07:46:31 GMT2013-04-29 15:46:31(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BANGKOK, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Two people was hurt in a gun attack on a school in the restive southern province of Narathiwat late Sunday night.

Police said a number of assailants arrived at Buke Bakong School in Narathiwat's Yingo district on a pick-up truck when seven people, including assistant teachers and members of village defense unit, were on security duty in front of the school.

One of the men fired three shots at them with a war weapon. One bullet grazed the ear of Amran Ubong, 21, a security team member. Asaman Chehe, 33, an assistant teacher, hurt his leg when he fell to the ground while running for cover.

Police are still investigating and hold the separatists responsible for the crime.

More than 5,000 people have been killed and over 9,000 hurt in over 11,000 incidents, about 3.5 incidents a day, in Thailand's Muslim, ethnic-Malay dominated three southern border provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and four districts of Songkhla since violence erupted in January 2004, according to Deep South Watch, which monitors the regional violence.

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