Insurgents kept security authorities running in Pattani Sunday with a string of up to 50 coordinated bombing and arson attacks.
They included a bomb blast outside a restaurant in Pattani town about midday which killed three defence volunteers. The bomb was hidden in a pile of clothes outside the restaurant. The blast also injured dozens of people.
The blast was part of a spate of coordinated attacks by separatist militants in Pattani's Muang and Yaring districts which started at 6pm on Saturday.