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Southern Thailand Unrest Continues


A Thai soldier has been shot and killed by suspected insurgents in strife-torn southern Thailand.

Police say the soldier was gunned down Thursday in Yala province. No arrests have been made.

Meanwhile, the head of Yala's teachers union says government schools in the province will remain closed indefinitely due to recent attacks on teachers. The schools have been shut since last month. Many schools in two other southern provinces, Narathiwat and Pattani, are also closed.

Teachers have been a frequent target in a year-long Muslim separatist insurgency in Thailand's three southern provinces that has left more than 500 people dead.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.