South horror : 2 soldiers and a couple beheaded

2 attacks occured this week end in the South with beheadings… In 3 weeks, 6 people have been beheaded (the previous attacks occured on february 2, read here).

Suspected Muslim separatists killed and then beheaded two soldiers on Friday in Thailand’s rebellious Muslim-majority south, a police officer said.

The soldiers were shot dead on their motorcycles as they guarded teachers going to school in Yala, one of the three southern provinces caught up in a separatist insurgency in which more than 3,000 people have been killed since 2003.

“At least 10 gunmen using army weapons ambushed the group, killing two soldiers. Then they beheaded them and took away their guns and bullet-proof jackets,” the officer told reporters. (Reuters)

A group of insurgents gunned down and beheaded a couple of local rubber farmers in the southern border province of Yala on Sunday morning.

The two victims, indentified as Kongphet Janyarerk and his wife Yenjai, were brutally killed by the gunmen while they were travelling to work at a rubber plantation in Yala’s Raman district. The gunmen decapitated them and took their heads away before escaping from the area. (Bangkok Post)

From january 2004 to december 2007, 35 people have been beheaded, according to an official count.

Then in 2008, I count 6 beheadings.

1 Response to “South horror : 2 soldiers and a couple beheaded”

  1. 1 Michael 24 February 2009 at 6:10 am

    My deepest sympathies to the families of those that have lost their fathers husbands and breadwinners. Nothing can justify this action, no religion no land claim no border…nothing. I hope the governments on both sides of the divide can compensate the victims of this continuing tragedy.

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Thailand Crisis

Coup, Economic slowdown, Terror In the South... The situation is worsening in Thailand. Bumpy road like often before.

But this time, it's different.

The key to understand the present turmoil is the inevitable... succession of King Bhumibol.

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