• Thai soldier shoots dead two colleagues in deep south


    BANGKOK: A Thai soldier has been charged with murder after shooting dead two of his colleagues at an army barracks in the insurgency-battered south, police said on Sunday. More than 6,300 people, the majority of them civilians, have died in over a decade of conflict pitting troops and police against rebels seeking greater autonomy for the Muslim-majority provinces bordering Malaysia. A 57-year-old soldier from the southern province of Phatthalung opened fire late on Friday at a barracks in the Yaring district of Pattani province, killing two other soldiers, local police chief Montri Kongwatmai told Agence France-Presse. “The soldier killed two other soldiers and then surrendered himself,” he said.



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