Thai police say suspected insurgents kill 3 in shooting in south, including 2-year-old girl

Police in southern Thailand say suspected insurgents shot dead three people, including a 2-year-old girl, in a drive-by shooting.

Police Col. Chartchai Chanasit says two gunmen riding on a motorcycle carried out the attack on Sunday in the Bannang Sata district of Yala province.

Chartchai says another boy was injured in the attack.

Last week, an insurgent was killed in a shooting in the same district that also left his 6-year-old son dead.

More than 5,000 people have been killed in Thailand's three southernmost provinces since an Islamic insurgency flared in 2004.