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Two killed in Thailand's Muslim south

world Updated: Oct 04, 2007 16:19 IST

Two civilians were killed on Thursday in attacks by suspected Islamic separatists in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, police said.

A 44-year-old Muslim man who belonged to a volunteer village defence force was shot dead in an ambush on Thursday in Narathiwat, one of the provinces roiled by nearly four years of separatist unrest, police said.

In nearby Pattani province, a 65-year-old Buddhist man was killed in a drive-by shooting, they added.

More than 2,600 people have been killed since separatist fighting broke out in January 2004 in the region along Thailand's southern border with Malaysia.