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Malaysia's Mahathir to Discuss Insurgency Issue With Thai Officials

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will travel to Bangkok Monday for two days of talks on Thailand's troubled southern provinces.

He is scheduled to meet with Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and officials from the National Reconciliation Commission, which plays a key role in finding a solution for the unrest.

Relations between the neighbors have been strained since Thai officials said Malaysia is not cooperating in locating suspected Muslim militants that cross the border.

Earlier Sunday, Thai police said 12 people were wounded after two bombs exploded in a Thai town bordering Malaysia.

Police say the bombs exploded minutes apart in a market in Narathiwat province.

More than 1,000 people have died as a result of violence in Thailand's south since last year.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.