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Soldier killed by bomb in Thailand's south: police

world Updated: Nov 15, 2009 16:09 IST

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Suspected Islamist insurgents set off a bomb hidden in a motorcycle in Thailand's troubled south Sunday, killing a soldier and wounding six other people, police said.

The device, containing an estimated five kilograms (11 pounds) of explosives and believed to have been detonated by mobile phone, blew up in front of a second-hand shop in Narathiwat province, they said.

Six soldiers sitting in a nearby pick-up truck during a patrol were wounded and one later died in hospital. A Muslim street vendor was also hurt, said police.

More than 4,000 people have been killed and thousands more wounded in Thailand's Muslim-majority provinces bordering Malaysia since a separatist insurgency erupted in January 2004.