Five killed in Thai police shootout

Last Updated: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 05:09:00 +1000

Police in southern Thailand say they have killed five suspected insurgents in a shootout.

The clash is said to have occurred after police surrounded an insurgent hideout in a village in the predominantly Muslim province of Yala.

Thousands of people have been killed in separatist-related violence in the Thai border region since the conflict flared eight years ago.

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