A spate of shootings, bombings and military raids last week left 12 people dead and dozens wounded in Thailand’s restive south, where a terror campaign has killed more than 3,700 people since January 2004.
The surge in violence coincided with the Muslim celebration of Ramadan. ‘‘The number of incidents goes up every year during this period,” said Srisompob Jitpiromsri, of Pattani’s Prince of Songkhla University. ‘‘Some believe that insurgents stage symbolic attacks during Ramadan, to demonstrate...
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