Woman killed in Narathiwat attack
- Published: 8/05/2013 at 08:46 PM
- Online news:
A member of a local administrative body was killed and another man was injured in a drive-by shooting by suspected militants in Narathiwat on Wednesday evening.
Siwaka Niseng, 46, and Yalae Arlae, 35, were together on a motorcycle on a village road in tambon Si Banpot of Si Sakhon district when they were followed by two men on another motorcycle.
The pillion rider opened fire at them with an unidentified weapon, killing Ms Siwaka, who was a member of Tambon Si Banpot Administration Organisation, on the spot.
Mr Yalae was admitted to Si Sakhon Hospital.
Pol Col Payong Sanukoon, chief of Si Sakhon district police station, said police were advised of the incident by residents in the area via telephone. They will inspect the scene on Thursday because the shooting occurred on the desolate road, sided by thick brush on both sides, and police feared the insurgents might have use the shooting as a cover to set up an ambush of first responders.
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