A bomb squad unit officer (C) inspects a burnt out car after a bomb blast took place in Thailand's restive southern province of Pattani on Feb. 27, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Tuwaedaniya MERINGING
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A car bomb detonated outside an urban police station in Thailand's restive south Saturday, injuring at least seven people and offering a reminder of the region's simmering violence as the ruling junta eyes full peace talks with the insurgents.More than 6,000 people have died in 10 years of near-daily violence between state security forces and the loose network of Muslim insurgents, who are seeking greater autonomy from Buddhist-majority Thailand, which annexed the region a century ago.Thailand's military, which seized control of the entire country in a 2014 coup, has been reaching out to some representatives from the shadowy insurgent network in an effort to start full-scale peace talks.
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