Two people were killed in southern Thailand violence-plagued south after a bomb they were transporting prematurely exploded, the military said on Thursday.
Since 2004, about 6, 800 people have been killed in that chaotic area.
News of their deaths came after yet anmother night of violence across districts in three of Thailand’s southern-most provinces near the border with Malaysia. At least 12 bomb attacks wounded eight civilians and officials.
No terrorist groups have claimed responsibility for the attacks, which targeted police stations and checkpoints.
“This is the work of people who want to cause chaos. It looks like their intention wasn’t to kill but rather to cause disorder,” Colonel Yutthanam Petchmuang told Reuters news agency.
Military spokesman Pramote Prom-in identified the dead as “insurgent operation leaders”.
Thailand is a largely Buddhist country with some Muslim minorities living in the southern part of country. The region has been plagued by a long-running separatist insurgency as Muslim separatists target Thai troops causing chaos for the purpose of gaining more autonomy from the government.