Friday, June 12, 2009

More killings in Thailand

Monks gunned down in Yala

A Buddhist monk was shot dead and another injured in a gun attack in Yala's Muang district yesterday in an apparent attempt at deepening the divide between Buddhists and Muslims in the restive deep South.

Two men on a motorbike fired AK47s at the two monks while they were collecting their morning alms.Yesterday's attack was not the first aimed at monks. Many Buddhist monks and temples have been victims of the violence that began on January 4, 2004. At least five monks have been killed to date.

The attack came only three and a half days after a massacre at a mosque in Narathiwat that saw 11 Muslim worshippers killed and a dozen injured.

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