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Army chief calls for help

Weekend attacks 'show of insurgent strength'

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Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha is calling on state agencies to help the military and the police win support from the people in the far South to end the region's persistent violence. 

Gen Prayuth's call followed the latest spate of violence in the far South over the weekend resulting in the deaths of at least two soldiers and injuries to more than 10 people, including a nine-year-old girl.

The army chief conceded that local residents still resist cooperating with security agencies in dealing with rebels.

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