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South violence has doubled since talks

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The level of violence in the three southernmost border provinces has doubled since the peace talks negotiations with separatist groups led by the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) began on March 28, a fact-finding committee has found. 

The committee, chaired by Wisut Singkachornvorakul, a member of the Advisory Council for the Development and Administration of the Southern Border Provinces, was set up by the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC) to investigate the attack on a grocery shop in tambon Rusamilae in Muang district of Pattani province on May 31, in which gunmen killed six people including a child.

The attack occured after the first round of peace talks negotiations.

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