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Bomb Kills 3 in Southern Thailand


A bomb explosion near a busy market in southern Thailand has killed three people and wounded at least 16 others.

The explosives were attached to a motorcycle parked in front of a tea shop in restive Pattani province this Wednesday morning.

They appeared to be targeting a military truck carrying soldiers. The blast killed two female teachers, one of whom was pregnant. A soldier died from his wounds on the way to the hospital.

It is unclear how the bomb was detonated. More than 13-hundred people have been killed in two years of separatist violence in southern Thailand's Muslim-majority provinces -- Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.

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