Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Terror Attacks Around The World

In Thailand:
A couple and their seven children were massacred yesterday in southern Thailand, where a Muslim insurgency has killed more than 1,000 people in two years. Officials said around 30 Islamist militants surrounded a house in the village of Bo-Ngo, firing bullets and grenades before shooting those inside with handguns. The victims were Luteng Arwarebueza, 44, his wife, and their seven children, aged from one to 20. Nine other people in nearby houses were injured. The governor of Narathiwat province, Pracha Tearat, said that Mr Arwarebueza was a former rebel who quit the insurgency five months ago. He "had received constant threats from militants and the massacre was to set a precedent for other defectors," said Mr Pracha. "They killed the entire family for revenge. It's barbaric."
In India:
A car bomb explosion in Indian Kashmir's summer capital, Srinagar, has killed at least four people and injured about 60 others. The attack comes amid a surge in violence in the insurgency-wracked region.

A wounded woman is assisted by a man near the site of an explosion in Srinagar, India
A wounded woman is assisted by a man near the site of an explosion in Srinagar
The massive blast rocked a busy traffic intersection in the heart of Srinagar Wednesday morning as the city's streets were bustling with office workers and shoppers.

Chaos ensued as people fled the scene, and ambulances rushed to help the dozens of injured.

A lawmaker and former minister in the state government, Usman Majid, was slightly hurt in the attack. Police said the bomb might have been aimed at him.

Wednesday's attack was the third mounted by suspected guerrillas this week.