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Southern Thailand Violence Raises Fears of Insurgent Escalation

Attacks across Thailand’s southern border provinces have raised fears of an escalation in insurgent violence, even as the Thai government has stepped up security operations and reports progress in its efforts to hold peace talks.  Human-rights advocates are calling for an investigation into claims of torture against detainees, including a death in custody. Outbreak of violence The outbreak of violence in Thailand’s southern provinces of Yala and Pattani on Friday included the...

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