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southern insurgency

More than 5,900 people killed over the past decade

Some 15,192 violent incidents have been reported in the 10 years since the resurgence of conflict in Southern Thailand with 5,926 people losing their lives and leaving another 10,593 injured, the forward command of the Internal Security Operations Command announced Thursday.

The forward command of the ISOC Region 4 recorded the 15,192 incidents between January 4, 2004 and December 31 2013.

Of the deaths, 3,461 were Muslims and 2,431 Buddhists. The rest practised other religions, the report from the forward command stated.

Of the injured, 3,761 are Muslims, 6,694 Buddhists and 138 others practise other religions.

The casualties included 811 slain police and military officers and 3,588 injured police and military officers.

The insurgency flared up after Muslim insurgents robbed an Army development corps' base for guns.

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