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Thai soldiers search Islamic schools for terrorism suspects

Thai soldiers searching for suspected Muslim militants with links to terrorism have raided Islamic schools in the three provinces bordering Malaysia. The Thai Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, who initially blamed”bandits and gun-runners” for an outbreak of violence in the provinces earlier this month, now suspects that some of the 300 islamic schools, or “madrassahs”, may be fronts for militant activities. Four soldiers were killed, 21 schools set on fire and about 100 weapons stolen in an attack on an army engineering base on 4 January. The next day a motorcycle bomb killed two policemen. Full Story

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