South Thailand: war drums before fig leaves

Malay Muslim rebels in the country's southernmost region have ramped up attacks in a well-coordinated show of force before suing for new peace talks

Bangkok, April 10, 2017 8:10 PM (UTC+8)
A Thai soldier stands watch over bullet markers at a crime scene in front of Rangae district police station, after a gun attack on the station by suspected militants which left one police officer dead and three others wounded, in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat on March 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MADAREE TOHLALA
A Thai soldier stands watch over bullet markers at a crime scene in front of Rangae district police station, after a gun attack on the station by suspected militants which left one police officer dead and three others wounded, in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat on March 30, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MADAREE TOHLALA