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Lavishing too much attention on the violence in the deep South could provoke more bloodshed, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul says in a warning to the media. 

The government is aware it needs to explain the problem but is also aware that drawing attention to it could encourage the insurgents, he said.

"I would not like the international community to pay more attention to this problem, but they should condemn those who attack innocent people," he said.

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