Friday, November 17, 2006


Bomb Blasts In Thailand After PM Visit

Thai police officer inspects the scene of a bombing in Narathiwat Province Friday, Nov.

Three bombs have exploded in a predominantly-Muslim province in southern Thailand, killing one person and injuring about 30.

The attacks followed a visit and a call for peace on Thursday by the new Prime Minister, Surayud Chulanont.

Five soldiers were hurt in one roadside bombing in Narathiwat province. An hour later another roadside bomb and one in a tea shop killed one and injured 24.

More than 1,500 people have died in the restive south since January 2004.

The first bomb of about 15kg (33lb) and possibly hidden in a fire extinguisher exploded as a patrol of soldiers was passing. Two of the injured soldiers were said to be in critical condition.

An hour later, a 5kg bomb went off in a tea shop followed five minutes later by a similar-sized roadside bomb that killed a street vendor.

Since coming to power following a coup in September, the army-appointed Mr Surayud has apologised for previous tough policies in the Muslim-majority, Malay-speaking region.

But the violence has increased since his appointment.

Bombs also exploded on 9 November, a day after his previous visit.

Brad Adams of the US-based Human Rights Watch said: "Insurgent groups are targeting civilians to show their power and highlight the Thai government's weakness."

The group called on the government to take concrete steps to rebuild trust in the region.


Very interesting and hard theme.
Terrorism in the modern sense is violence or other harmful acts committed (or threatened) against civilians for political or other ideological goals.
Terrorists are becoming more powerful and we are like dolls in their hands. It is one of the biggest problems of our society.

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