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Armed raids in southern Thailand

Four soldiers have been killed and 18 schools burned down in a series of attacks in predominantly Muslim southern Thailand, police say. About 30 gunmen raided an army depot in Narathiwat province early on Sunday, stealing some 100 rifles. It is unclear who is responsible but previous attacks have been blamed on former separatists turned bandits. Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra cut short his holiday to hold an emergency meeting of security officials. Mr Shinawatra ordered tighter co-operation between army and police units hunting down the gunmen. Full Story

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