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Death toll reaches 5,235 in troubled South

A total of 5,235 people lost their lives and 9,704 were injured in violent incidents which took place in the insurgency-plagued southern border provinces between Jan 1, 2004-Aug 31, 2013, according to a summary report by the Region 4 Internal Security Operation Command’s forward headquarters.

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A total of 5,235 people lost their lives and 9,704 were injured in violent incidents which took place in the insurgency-plagued southern border provinces between Jan 1, 2004-Aug 31, 2013, according to a summary report by the Region 4 Internal Security Operation Command’s forward headquarters.

Of the killed, 2,218 were Buddhists, 2,888 Muslims and 131 of unknown religions.

Of the wounded, 6,163 were Buddhists, 3,038 Muslims and 503 of unknown religions.

In the month of August 2013 alone, there were 84 insurgency-related incidents comprising 43 shootings, 36 bombings and five arsons.  Of all incidents, 33 took place in Narathiwat, 27 in Pattani, 23 in Yala, and one in Songkhla.

The incidents in August caused 36 deaths – 36 Buddhists and 20 Muslims – and 125 injured comprising 84 Buddhists and 41 Muslims.

via South death toll: 5,235 | Bangkok Post: breakingnews.

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