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Thailand Claims Photo Evidence of Insurgents Training in Malaysia

Thailand says it has photo evidence to prove its claim that Islamic militants responsible for violence in Thailand's Muslim-majority south are training in neighboring Malaysia.

Thai Deputy Interior Minister Sutham Saengprathum says the photos show the militants training in Malaysia's northern Kelantan state, which borders southern Thailand. He said if Malaysia wants to see the photos, Bangkok will provide them.

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has said he believes some of the insurgents have been trained in Malaysia, Indonesia and southern Thailand.

Malaysia and Indonesia have demanded proof of Bangkok's allegations.

More than 500 people have been killed this year in an insurgency that some say is supported by extremist Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.