Bangkok - Two soldiers were killed in an ambush by separatist insurgents in southern Thailand on Thursday, the military said.
The soldiers were hit by machine-gun fire while out on patrol in their pick-up truck. Insurgents then poured gasoline over the vehicle and set fire to it, army spokesperson Banphot Poonpien said.
The ambush is the latest in a series of attacks by separatists insurgents over the Islamic month of Ramadan.
On Tuesday, one soldier was killed and six more wounded by a roadside bomb.
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Attacks over the weekend killed six people across three provinces near banks, hotels and restaurants.
Thailand's three Muslim-majority southern provinces have been embroiled in an insurgency since 2004 against the central government in the predominantly Buddhist nation.
More than 5 000 people been killed in the ongoing conflict.