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Death toll from two-year Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand tops 1,700
AP (via Mainichi Shimbun) ^ | 09/04/06

Posted on 09/09/2006 6:06:07 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Death toll from two-year Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand tops 1,700

BANGKOK -- The death toll from a two-year Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand has risen to over 1,700, with bomb attacks steadily increasing over the past few months, a professor who tracks the violence said Monday.

At least 1,730 people have been killed since violence flared in January 2004, and 2,510 injured, said Srisomphop Chitpiromsri, a political science professor at Prince of Songkhla University in the southern province of Pattani, who heads a research team that tallies the attacks.

Until now, the death toll had been cited at more than 1,500, with most of the fatalities in Thailand's three Muslim-dominated provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani.

"The number of bomb attacks are increasing significantly, with at least 166 attacks in Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat since June," Srisomphop said.

Attacks have also increased in neighboring Songkhla province, which was largely spared violence in 2004.

Twenty-two people have been killed in Songkhla this year, and there have been 111 bombings in three districts of Songkhla -- Jana, Sabayoi and Na Thawi -- that are adjacent Pattani province, he said.

Late week, suspected militants bombed 22 banks with homemade bombs that were triggered by mobile phone signals. The attacks left one person dead. All but one of the banks reopened Monday after closing for several days to make repairs, said Boonyasith Suwanarat the provincial governor of Yala province where the attacks occurred. (AP)

TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: deathtoll; insurgency; islam; muslim; religionofpieces; thailand; trop

1 posted on 09/09/2006 6:06:08 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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2003/10/26 Thailand Narathiwat 3 0 Muslim separatists kill a policeman and two defense volunteers, two days before a larger attack was planned.
2004/1/22 Thailand Narathiwat 2 1 Two Buddhist monks are hacked to death while begging for food in a Muslim neighborhood. Another is seriously injured in the machete attack.
2004/1/4 Thailand Narathiwat 4 0 Muslim extremists raid a government armory and then set fire to 18 secular schools in a rampage that leaves at least four soldiers dead and an unknown number injured.
2004/1/5 Thailand Pattani 2 0 Two policemen are killed while trying to defuse a bomb on a parked motorcycle.
2004/10/12 Thailand Pattani 2 9 Muslim gunmen storm a police station with firearms and grenades. An officer and a civilian are killed.
2004/10/28 Thailand Sungai Kolok 2 15 Local Muslims gun down a Buddhist orchard owner and bomb a bar. The bomb kills one person and injures fifteen.
2004/10/31 Thailand Narathiwat 5 0 Muslim separatists kill a Buddhist construction worker, a police officer, two agricultural workers, and one other civilian.
2004/10/8 Thailand Pattani 1 0 Muslims kill a 38-year old Buddhist soldier with an assault rifle as he is walking home.
2004/10/9 Thailand Pattani 1 0 In another motorcycle attack, Muslims shoot a 23-year old Buddhist student to death.
2004/11/12 Thailand Narathiwat 1 14 A Buddhist teacher is gunned down by Islamic militants. They also plant a bomb in a restaurant, which injures fourteen.
2004/11/13 Thailand Yala 2 0 Muslims gun down two civilians - one in his home and another who happened on the attack.
2004/11/13 Thailand Tharnto 1 6 Militant Muslims explode a bomb in the middle of a marketplace, killing one person instantly and leaving at least six others critically injured.
2004/11/2 Thailand Mamong 1 0 Muslim agitators murder a 58-year-old Buddhist village chief.
2004/11/30 Thailand Yala 1 2 Two separate shooting attacks by Muslim missionaries from the back of a motorcycle leave a teacher dead and two other civilians injured.
2004/11/4 Thailand Pattani 9 2 Muslim terrorists kill nine Buddhists over a 24-hour period in separate attacks. At least one monk survived with injuries, as well as a young boy.
2004/11/6 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Two Buddhists, one a grocery store owner, are gunned down by militant Muslims.
2004/11/9 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Thai Muslims cut the head off of a 60-year-old Buddhist plantation worker.
2004/12/14 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Buddhist teacher is gunned down by two Muslims in a motorcycle attack.
2004/12/15 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Two more Buddhist civilians, both in their 50's, are shot to death by Muslim extremists. One was selling ice-cream from his vending bike at the time.
2004/12/24 Thailand Narathiwat 2 7 Islamic separatists plant a bomb on a motorcycle, outside a bank, and kill two people, injuring at least seven.
2004/12/26 Thailand Chana 3 1 Three Thai policemen are killed by Muslims in a motorcycle terror attack as they are passing by.
2004/2/10 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Buddhist official killed by Muslim gunmen.
2004/2/14 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Muslim gunmen on a motorcycle kill two workers as they are on their way to a job site.
2004/2/4 Thailand Yarang 1 0 Government employee is slashed to death in a machete attack similar to the manner in which three Buddhist monks were killed last month.
2004/3/1 Thailand Mayoh 1 0 Muslim separatists shoot a policeman to death as he is driving to work.
2004/3/21 Thailand Pattani 3 0 A Buddhist policeman is hacked to death by militant Muslims. One other policeman and a village chief are shot to death in separate attacks within a 24-hour span.
2004/3/27 Thailand Sunghai Kolok 0 28 Twenty-eight people are injured when a bomb hidden on a motorcycle explodes outside a karaoke bar.
2004/4/10 Thailand Had Yai 1 35 Bomb planted by Muslim separatists at a railway station kills a 7-year-old boy and injures thirty-five others.
2004/4/18 Thailand Sungai Padi 1 0 Railway worker shot and killed by Muslim separatists while he was on his way to work.
2004/4/22 Thailand Rayang 3 0 Muslim separatists set fire to fifty government buildings, then kill two firefighters trying to put out the blazes. The next day they shoot an army officer dead in his driveway while he was washing his car.
2004/4/28 Thailand Yala 5 0 Thai Muslims storm 15 government buildings in a coordinated attack and kill at least five. An unknown number are injured.
2004/5/17 Thailand Narathiwat 1 3 Muslims bomb three Buddhist temples on Sunday, injuring two. The next day they shoot a police officer in the head, as he is riding to work.
2004/5/29 Thailand Pattani 1 0 Muslim radicals kidnap a Buddhist civilian and decapitate him. They leave the body with a note attached, warning other Buddhists of the same fate.
2004/6/16 Thailand Narathiwat 3 7 Muslim separatists kill an 18-year-old college student, a school janitor and a police officer in a drive-by shooting attacks. They also bomb a police check-point, injuring five.
2004/6/19 Thailand Pattani 1 4 Militant Muslims spray a police car with an AK-47, killing the driver. The same group injures four others with a bomb.
2004/6/24 Thailand Cho Airong 1 2 Muslim separatists attack an army base, killing one Thai soldier and injuring two others.
2004/6/27 Thailand Narathiwat 1 6 Muslim group plants a bomb under a soccer field to kill off-duty policemen, who were inaugurating a youth league.
2004/6/29 Thailand Pattani 1 0 Muslim terrorists on motorcycles shoot a Buddhist policeman to death as he is driving to work.
2004/6/7 Thailand Pattani 1 0 Muslim gunmen shoot a Buddhist teacher to death on the street.
2004/7/1 Thailand Pattani 1 1 Muslim separatists kill a police informer and, in a separate attack, shoot a food vendor several times in the back.
2004/7/11 Thailand Bangkok 2 1 Islamic separatists kill two more civilians in southern Thailand.
2004/7/14 Thailand Narathiwat 1 1 Muslim motorcycle attack kills a police officer as he is driving to work. Another is injured.
2004/7/31 Thailand Narathiwat 1 5 Muslim gunmen on motorcycles shoot a 39-year-old woman four times in the chest. In a separate attack, a bomb hidden under a street bench, injures five.
2004/8/25 Thailand Narathiwat 1 30 Muslim separatists bomb a food market, killing one and injuring at least thirty others.
2004/9/17 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A Buddhist judge is shot to death by Muslim gunmen after dropping his children off at school.
2004/9/26 Thailand Yala 1 9 Islamic separatists kill the owner of a fruit orchard. Elsewhere, a grenade attack leaves nine injured.
2004/9/27 Thailand Pattani 2 0 Muslims use motorbikes to stage two shooting attacks that leave a government official and one police officer dead.
2005/1/16 Thailand Yala 1 30 Muslims plant a bomb in a Thai restaurant, killing the owner and injuring thirty others.
2005/1/18 Thailand Narathiwat 3 0 At least three killed as militant Muslims go on a wild shooting and arson spree.
2005/1/4 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Muslims murder a Thai village official from the back of a motorcycle as he is driving to work.
2005/2/10 Thailand Narathiwat 1 1 Thai Islamists set off a bomb in a market stall, killing one villager and injuring another.
2005/2/11 Thailand Yala 2 24 Thai Muslims shoot a buddhist shopkeeper to death, then trigger a bomb that kills another person and injures two dozen.
2005/2/14 Thailand Narathiwat 1 1 Muslim separatists shoot a 48-year-old man off of a motorcycle, injuring his wife as well.
2005/2/18 Thailand Sungai Kolok 6 44 Muslim separatists kill six people near a hotel hosting a wedding reception with a powerful car bomb.
2005/2/24 Thailand Yala 7 0 Muslim terrorists kill seven people over a two day stretch that includes a Buddhist grocery store owner and a village chief.
2005/3/15 Thailand Yala 1 3 A policeman is killed and three other people injured when Muslim separatists set off a bomb at a railway station.
2005/3/19 Thailand Narathiwat 2 2 Three separate shooting attacks by Islamic militants leave at least two villagers dead, including a Buddhist man shot in the back of the head while sitting in his tea shop.
2005/3/2 Thailand Pattani 3 1 Muslim terrorists murder three civilians in separate random shooting attacks.
2005/3/20 Thailand Yala 1 13 One civilian is killed, and thirteen other people injured by two bombs placed by Islamic separatists, one near a river pavilion.
2005/3/21 Thailand Songkhla 1 3 Islamic separatists open fire on a restaurant, killing one customer and injuring three others.
2005/3/24 Thailand Yala 0 4 Four people, including an elderly Buddhist monk are injured by a bomb that Islamic militants trigger with a cell phone.
2005/3/27 Thailand Narathiwat 0 15 Bombing and shooting attack on a train by Muslim separatists results in more than a dozen casualties.
2005/3/6 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Gema'ah Islamiyah terrorists, disguised as fully-veiled Muslim women open fire on a police checkpoint, killing two Thai officers.
2005/3/6 Thailand Narathiwat's 2 0 Two young civilians are gunned down by Islamic militants in a motorcycle attack.
2005/3/7 Thailand Pattani 3 0 Three people, including two Bhuddists and a businesswoman are murdered in three separate attacks by Muslim terrorists.
2005/4/24 Thailand Narathiwat 2 3 Militant Muslims kill two Thai policemen with a remote-controled bomb that injures three civilians as well.
2005/4/3 Thailand Songkhla 2 70 Islamic militants set off three bombs, killing two and injuring at least seventy. The fatalities were from the bomb set at the airport. The other two bombs were at a hotel and a department store.
2005/5/15 Thailand Narathiwat 1 5 After burning down in elementary school in Yala, Muslim extremists bomb a government vehicle, killing one Thai and injuring five others.
2005/6/10 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Two separate shooting attacks by Muslim militants leave two, including a Buddhist, dead.
2005/6/11 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Muslims murder a 49-year-old Buddhist construction worker on his way to work.
2005/6/13 Thailand Narathiwat 1 3 Islamic radicals plant a bomb in a garbage truck, killing one of the workers and injuring several more.
2005/6/13 Thailand Pattani 1 1 Two Buddhist twin brothers are shot by Islamic terrorists as they are riding home from school. One dies.
2005/6/16 Thailand Narathiwat 2 3 Three separate attacks in the same Thai province by militant Muslims leave two dead and three injured.
2005/6/21 Thailand Pattani 3 0 Islamic militants invade a home and shoot three young volunteer teacher to death.
2005/6/22 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Muslim extremists behead a 34-year-old cloth vendor. The head is found 2km away.
2005/6/22 Thailand Narathiwat 0 7 A bomb set off by Muslim extremists injures seven, including two monks and three elderly people.
2005/6/24 Thailand Yala 2 0 A man and his wife stop to remove a tree branch from the road, when they are attacked by militant Muslims, who then cut off their heads.
2005/6/28 Thailand Yala 1 0 Islamic militants shoot a government worker to death as he is walking along the side of the road.
2005/6/28 Thailand Pattani 2 0 A janitor and a poultry trader are murdered in separate attacks by Islamic militants on motorcycles.
2005/6/6 Thailand Bangkok 1 0 A 59-year-old Buddhist plantation worker is captured and beheaded by militant Muslims.
2005/6/9 Thailand Yala 1 0 A Buddhist teenager is shot in the head by Muslim separatists.
2005/7/14 Thailand Yala 2 21 Islamic militants set off four bombs in restaraunts and other business areas, killing at least two people.
2005/7/15 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Two female teachers are gunned down by Muslims on motorcycles as they are walking home.
2005/7/16 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Muslim separatists attack a school, killing two security guards.
2005/7/18 Thailand Yala 3 1 In three separate attacks, Muslims behead a farmer and shoot at least two other people to death, including a school principal.
2005/7/23 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Islamic militants shoot a 58-year-old village leader twice in the head as he is riding with his wife.
2005/7/29 Thailand Pattani 1 3 A village leader is gunned down and three others suffer injuries in a separate attack in Narathiwat.
2005/7/5 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 44-year-old security force member is abducted and beheaded by Islamists.
2005/7/6 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Muslims on motorcycles shoot a 52-year-old in the neck and hand as he is riding to market.
2005/8/13 Thailand Pattani 0 2 A man and his 13-year-old son are critically wounded by Muslim gunmen.
2005/8/14 Thailand Narathiwat 2 2 In three separate attacks, Muslim gumen shoot two Buddhist men at point-blank range as they are drinking tea. They also shoot a 40-year-old woman by the side of the road and hack another woman with a machete while she is working her garden.
2005/8/18 Thailand Narathiwat 2 2 A teacher and a policeman are shot dead by Muslim militants in separate attacks.
2005/8/21 Thailand Pattani 8 15 Islamic separatists kill eight people, mostly civilians, in five separate attacks across the southern Thai provinces using bombs and bullets.

2 posted on 09/09/2006 6:09:58 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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Hmmm... another religion of peace alert.

3 posted on 09/09/2006 6:21:33 AM PDT by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... ( "Sooner or later in life, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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"2004/1/22 Thailand Narathiwat 2 1 Two Buddhist monks are hacked to death while begging for food in a Muslim neighborhood. Another is seriously injured in the machete attack. "

If I ran that country, there would be no "Muslim neighborhood" after this. Of course, I would handle the matter "peacefully," as is appropriate for the "religion of peace."

4 posted on 09/09/2006 6:21:51 AM PDT by docbnj
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Oh my gosh! It's a quagmire. We need to get out. Clearly, this is Bush's fault and our illegal occupation that muslims are killing people. /S
5 posted on 09/09/2006 6:22:26 AM PDT by Colorado Doug
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Oh, wait, we are not in Thailand. Still, it must be our fault. I'll have to go over to DU to see why.

6 posted on 09/09/2006 6:25:05 AM PDT by Colorado Doug
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If we werent in Iraq this wouldnt be happening /sarc

7 posted on 09/09/2006 6:26:03 AM PDT by mylife (the roar of the masses could be farts)
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DU says this is clearly the result of the aggression of the Buddhist crusades /sarc

8 posted on 09/09/2006 6:28:27 AM PDT by mylife (the roar of the masses could be farts)
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Coming to a US city near you, unless our politicians wake up and seal the border and give islam that "attention" it deserves.

9 posted on 09/09/2006 6:32:53 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (Great run Andre, tennis will miss you!! RIP Steve, prayers for Terri, Bindi and Bob.)
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bump & bkmrk for reference

10 posted on 09/09/2006 6:34:53 AM PDT by Khurkris (When the levee breaks there'll be no place to hide.)
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At some point in time we are going to have to rethink the "freedom of religion" idea. It only works with peaceful religions. Muslims are going to have to be confined to certain countries and fenced off. Let them kill each other, as they have done for centuries.

11 posted on 09/09/2006 6:45:58 AM PDT by WVNan
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At some point in time we are going to have to rethink the "freedom of religion" idea.

More precise definitions are definitely needed. Islam has a religious component and a seditious, political component.

We did a great deal to suppress communism in the US, which was primarily political, but held to with religous fervor by its adherents. No one though of Communism as a religion, but for its adherents it served as one. Lenin and Marx were demigods.

Freedom of religion, rightly understood, pertains to beliefs about the world, conduct, and possibly God that do not affect or dominate others. Once you cross over into political insurrection, you're outside of the area where this should apply as public policy.

12 posted on 09/09/2006 6:53:16 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really needed?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So I guess we can add Thailand to the list of locales polluted by the Muslim plague. Some day soon, the world will wake up and realize what a bunch of pernicious predators it has allowed into its fold.

13 posted on 09/09/2006 7:42:14 AM PDT by IronJack (ALL)
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