Two killed in suspected Islamic attacks in Thailand's south

PATTAN - Suspected Islamicinsurgents shot dead a retired policeman and a young Buddhistman in two separate attacks on Sunday in Thailand's restivesouth, police said.

The 64-year-old former policeman was jogging with friendswhen he was gunned down by two unidentified assailants inPattani province, police said. Another policeman and twoteachers were seriously wounded.

A 23-year-old Buddhist man was killed and his mother woundedin a drive-by shooting in the same province, police said.

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