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South Thailand: Behind the bombs

Thailand’s parliament has just passed tough new laws, which strengthen the government’s hand in battling a 20-month insurgency in the mainly Muslim south. The laws have already been put into action in the southern provinces, although the violence shows no sign of abating. But perhaps that is no surprise, when the authorities still seem unsure about who exactly is behind the attacks, and what is motivating the bombers. For the first time, the BBC has spoken to a man who claims to have been an insurgent fighting for Mujahadeen Islam Pattani, one of the older separatist groups that is now thought to have splintered into different factions. Full Story

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