3 killed, 7 wounded in school attack in Thailand

March 18, 2007 06:36

Suspected insurgents hurled explosives and opened fire on an Islamic school in southern Thailand, killing three Muslim students and wounding another seven, police said Sunday. The attack occurred late Saturday evening at Bamrungsart Pohnor School, a Muslim boarding school in the Sabayoi district of Songkhla province, said police Col. Thammasak Wasaksiri. Attackers sprayed dozens of bullets into the school's dormitory where about 75 boys were sleeping, Thammasak said. A 12-year-old boy and two 14 year olds were killed, he said, adding that the wounded students, ranging in age from 13 to 17, were being treated for gun shot wounds and other injuries.

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