Father heartbroken as alleged insurgent son blows himself up

As a young man apparently recruited by insurgents meets a grisly end, police warn local parents about the dangers of recruitment and brainwashing by militant groups.

By Bas Pattani in Panare District, Pattani

August 24, 2012


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Photo Essay

Mariyah Nibosu, whose husband was shot dead in 2009 by unknown gunmen, stands outside her home in September 2013 in the state-run 'widows' village' of Rotan Batu, 20km from Narathiwat. "Women suffer a lot here," she said. "But we are strong. We have to feed our children by ourselves. We have to survive." [Christophe Archambault/AFP]

As Thailand's Deep South insurgency drags on, families suffer, persevere