A local official was killed and a village headman wounded in separate shootings in Pattani’s Muang and Yarang districts on Tuesday morning, police said.
Pol Lt Col Thavorn Chaiprasit of Muang Pattani police station said Hama Jeh-nawae, 43, an official of tambon Khlong Maning Administration Organisation was shot and killed in his retail shop about 2am.
According to witnesses, Hama was sitting in front of his shop in Ban Samala in tambon Khlong Maning when a man walked in asking to buy a pack of ice. While he was turning to get the ice for the customer, another man standing in front of the house fired at him with an AK47 assault rifle.
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