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Government Counterattacks Kill 100 Thai Rebels

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Government Counterattacks Kill 100 Thai Rebels

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Government Counterattacks Kill 100 Thai Rebels

Government Counterattacks Kill 100 Thai Rebels

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Thai rebels launch coordinated attacks against government targets, resulting in a counter-attack that killed more than 100 rebels. The clash is the latest in a string of skirmishes that began in January in largely Muslim provinces. Thaksin Shinawatra, prime minister of the Buddhist-dominated Thai government, blamed the attacks on criminals and smugglers. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.