Thailand: Four Muslims shot dead in southern Thailand

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Suspected separatist rebels shot dead four Muslims in restive southern Thailand overnight, police said on Saturday.

The 46-year-old deputy chairman of a local administrative body and his 20-year-old neighbour were shot dead in Narathiwat town, capital of Narathiwat province, Friday evening as they were talking in a front yard. A 45-year-old Muslim woman and her 25-year-old son were also gunned down on Friday evening as they were walking home after evening prayers at a local mosque in Bannang Sata district of neighbouring Yala province.

More than 2,700 people have been killed since the latest unrest broke out in January 2004. Mostly Buddhist Thailand annexed the region a century ago, provoking decades of tension.

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