Thailand mulls revoking arrest warrants for some rebels

May 10, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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BANGKOK, May 10 (UPI) -- Thailand may revoke arrest warrants for several wanted insurgents after a series of bombings rocked the southern provinces of Yala and Pattani, officials said.

The government action is part of a strategy focused on making peace in the region, the Bangkok Post reported Friday.

It came after residents of the southern provinces complained that some of the warrants were unfair.

Three bombs went off before dawn Thursday in downtown Pattani. Two of them damaged buildings and vehicles within 160 feet of the blast. The third bomb was detonated as a police vehicle passed.

No one was injured in any of the blasts.

Three police officers and two villagers were injured in Yala when a bomb buried under the road exploded later in the morning.

Governors of the two provinces are considering asking the government to lift its emergency decree in some parts of the provinces, said Lt. Gen. Paradorn Pattanatabut, secretary general of the National Security Council.

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