More than 4,300 people have been killed in predominantly Buddhist Thailand’s three Muslim—dominated provinces since an Islamist insurgency erupted there in 2004.

Police say suspected Muslim insurgents have killed eight people in several attacks in Thailand’s restive south.

Police Lt. Gen. Kong—att Suwannakham says militants detonated a homemade bomb on Saturday near a football field in Pattani province, killing four policemen and wounding a dozen others who had come to play a friendly match with villagers.

In Yala province, police say insurgents set off a roadside bomb and shot at an army patrol, killing three soldiers and wounding two. In Narathiwat province, two men on a motorcycle fatally shot a former local official in his pickup truck.

More than 4,300 people have been killed in predominantly Buddhist Thailand’s three Muslim—dominated provinces since an Islamist insurgency erupted there in 2004.

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