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Violence Continues in Thailand's South


Violence continues to flare in southern Thailand despite the government's latest action to ease tension in the Muslim-dominated region, an air drop of millions of paper doves as a gesture of peace.

Police say a bomb explosion in Narathiwat province Monday injured at least one soldier. A second bomb exploded in the province several hours later, injuring an official. Arson attacks in the same area on Sunday destroyed a home for teachers and damaged a school.

About 50 Thai air force planes flew over three restive southern provinces Sunday to drop 120 million (origami) birds made of folded paper, symbolizing the national wish for peace. All Thais were asked to take part in the campaign, which also marked the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.