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SHAFAQNA Exclusive: Muslim Leader killed in Thailand

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – A well-known Muslim Leader of southern Thailand who played an important role in negotiations between government and the opposition groups was shot dead yesterday. According to IRNA, Imam Yaqoob from town of Patani has been murdered at a time when the government and opposing groups agreed a ceasefire during Ramadan. Imam Yaqoob was a well-known figure in peace talks and rebel groups accused him of co-operating with the Thailand government. Since 2004, one thousand people have been killed in clashes in southern Thailand.

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