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Three dead in Thailand violence

Wounded woman being helped from bus
The attacks included a grenade attack on a bus in Yala city

At least three people have been killed amid a series of attacks in southern Thailand, days after 10 Muslims were killed while praying in a mosque.

The attacks included a bus bombing, a drive-by shooting, an ambush and a bomb blast at a grocery store, police said.

Violence has broken out since Monday's attack by unknown gunmen on a mosque in the southern Narathiwat province.

Thai authorities say the attacks are aimed at causing friction between Buddhist and Muslim communities.

Two suspected militants travelling on a motorcycle threw a grenade at a bus in downtown Yala city on Saturday, killing one person and injuring 13, police were quoted by the Associated Press (AP).

In the province's Bannang Sata district, two Buddhists were killed in the street, reports said.

The five-year insurgency by Muslims seeking greater autonomy in the southern regions of Thailand has so far cost more than 3,000 lives.



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