1 killed, 6 wounded in southern Thailand attacks
APHAT YAI, Thailand -- A deadly shooting and two bombings have marred Thailand's insurgency-plagued south one day after the government signed a breakthrough agreement with Muslim insurgents to hold talks to ease violence in the region.
March 2, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
Police Col. Somporn Meesuk said Friday that suspected insurgents detonated a motorcycle bomb that wounded six people near a market in the city of Narathiwat.
He said authorities believed the same group of militants was behind a car bomb in the same district later Friday. No casualties were reported in the second attack.
In another incident, Police Col. Kowit Rattanachote said a village headman was killed by insurgents in a drive-by shooting in Pattani province.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday denied the attacks were in response to Thursday's government deal to kick off peace talks with separatists.