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Thailand mulls expanding curfew in restive Muslim south

Thailand is considering widening a curfew in the country’s restive Muslim-majority south in the wake of the massacre of nine Buddhists by suspected Islamic rebels, an army spokesman said Saturday. The military has imposed a curfew in the districts of Yaha and Banang Sata in Yala province, which has suffered the brunt of recent attacks, including the grisly daylight killings of the Buddhists and bombings on Wednesday. Army spokesman Colonel Acar Tiproch said the military was ready to expand the curfew in the southern region rocked by the three-year separatist insurgency, which has killed some 2,000 people. Full Story

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