Four shot dead in Thai south
Four men, including a school principal, have been shot dead by suspected Islamic militants in Thailand's insurgency-torn south, police said on Tuesday.
Three of the victims, including the principal, were killed in drive-by shootings in Pattani province, while the fourth was shot dead in nearby Yala, police said.
The shootings were the latest in a series of near-daily attacks in the Muslim-majority south, where more than 2,600 people have been killed since a separatist insurgency broke out in January 2004.
The Muslim region was annexed by mainly Buddhist Thailand a century ago and separatist tensions have simmered since.
Aaarrrgh!!! The Siamese conquered the region BACK in the 1700's during their war of indepence from Burma whom the Sultandom had Allied itself.