Thai security personnel inspect the site of a bomb attack by suspected Muslim militants on a roadside in Yala province, south of Bangkok, on Saturday
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Eight soldiers killed by roadside bomb in south Thailand

Eight soldiers have been killed by a roadside bomb in Thailand's restive south, police say, in one of the deadliest attacks on the security forces in recent years.

The "powerful" bomb targeted military vehicles in Krong Pinang district of Yala province, police said.

More than 5,000 people have been killed since a separatist insurgency reignited in the Muslim-majority region in 2004.

Jonathan Head reports from Bangkok.

  • 29 Jun 2013