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Roadside bomb blasts kill one soldier, injure 20 people in Thailand

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In Thailand, one soldier was killed and 20 people were injured, most of them soldiers and police, in roadside bomb blasts in southern Thailand.

Security forces said the blasts occurred today in Yala, one of the predominantly ethnic, Malay Muslim provinces.

Security forces said the first bomb did not result in any casualties, but the other two killed one soldier and wounded 18 soldiers and police and two villagers.

Spokesman for regional security forces, Pramote Prom-in said it is believed to be the work of Muslim insurgents in the area, where a separatist insurgency has dragged on for decades.

The insurgents are fighting for secession from mostly Buddhist Thailand. Until they were annexed in 1909, Thailand’s three southernmost provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat were part of an independent Malay Muslim sultanate.

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