* Emissaries of the Religion of Peaceâ„¢ are burning, bombing and beheading Buddhists in south Thailand, and the media universally refuse to label them as “terrorists.” The word has been effectively banished from mainstream media; there are only “insurgents” and “militants,” no matter how appalling or repulsive their acts: Suspects Muslim insurgents kill 2 Buddhists, leaving one beheaded, in southern Thailand.
BANGKOK, Thailand: Suspected Muslim insurgents shot and killed two Buddhist laborers and then beheaded one of them as deadly violence and scattered bombings continued Wednesday in restive southern Thailand, police said.
A deputy police chief in Narathiwat, Col. Noppadol Pueksomon, was seriously injured when he stepped on a hidden bomb while inspecting one of several sites in Narathiwat where bombs exploded, said police Col. Paisal Chaibuth.
The injured officer lost his left leg and left hand in the blast, one of at least four that occurred early Wednesday in Narathiwat. He was flown to a hospital by helicopter.
“His condition is still unstable,” said Dr. Sumeth Pirawut, director of the Prince of Songkhla Hospital.
In separate violence, three suspected insurgents stormed a construction site late Tuesday in the Sisakorn district of Narathiwat province and fatally shot two Buddhist workers, said police Lt. Pattarakorn Srisurin, according to a witness.
After shooting their victims, the attackers beheaded one of the corpses before fleeing.