Manhunt underway for attackers on Yala military bus

April 05, 2013
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YALA, Thailand – A manhunt is under way in Yala province for those behind an attack on a military bus Wednesday evening (April 3rd) that left one soldier dead and 20 wounded, local media reported.

Police say a roadside bomb, presumably detonated by insurgents, exploded as a busload of soldiers passed. Gunmen then opened fire on the bus, according to The Nation.

Officials suspect a group led by Isma-air Rayalong is responsible for the ambush, The Bangkok Post reported. The group has been active in Yala, it added.

A second round of talks aimed at ending such violence in the Deep South provinces will be held later this month between the Thai government and several insurgent groups.

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