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Muslim couple killed in Thai south: police

Suspected separatist militants shot dead a Muslim couple on Monday in the latest violence to hit Thailand's restive south, say police.

world Updated: Mar 30, 2009 13:03 IST

Suspected separatist militants shot dead a Muslim couple on Monday in the latest violence to hit Thailand's restive south, police said.

The couple was riding on a motorcycle to a food market in the troubled town of Pattani when they were killed in a drive-by shooting, said police.

More than 3,600 people have been killed and thousands more injured in five years of separatist violence in Thailand's Muslim-majority provinces near the Malaysian border.

Buddist-majority Thailand annexed the ethnic Malay area in 1902, sparking decades of tension.