Talk on Thai peace ends with separatists denying role in bomb attacks

According to the reporters, Thai`s peace talk between Thailand`s military government and Muslim separatists came to an end on Friday with no breakthrough but an agreement to meet again, and with the extremists denying responsibility for a string of bombs last month.

As per to the independent monitoring group Deep South Watch, not less than 6,500 lives had been claimed by a decades old insurgency in the Muslim majority southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat since it escalated in 2004.

In 2013, the talks were carried out between the government and the insurgents under the Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra but stalled after the military overthrew her government in 2014.

According to Mara Pattani, an insurgent umbrella group involved in the negotiation said in a news conference in Malaysia, where the talks were held, that both sides had agreed to more dialogue.

As told by General Aksara Kerdphol, the Thai government`s lead negotiator, to Reuters, “The other party told us they were not responsible for the violence and that they would cooperate with the government in building a peaceful situation.”

As reported, the chain of deadly bombings had put to death four Thais and had injured dozens of people, including foreigners, and was linked by police to the southern extremists.

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