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Southeast Asia
Village leader gunned down in southern Thailand
A village leader was gunned down in a ride-by attack in Narathiwat province on Thursday morning. The incident when Posu Chelong, chief of Ban Lubo Batu, was checking the engine oil and water of his pick-up truck in front of his home. Two men arrived on a motorcycle and the pillion rider shot Posu three times in the head with a .357 pistol, killing him instantly.

Police believed it was the work of southern terrorists militants.

Assistant village leader gunned down in Narathiwat

An assistant village leader was gunned down in an ambush at his rubber farm in Narathiwat province early Thursday morning. Pol Sub-Lt Chainarong Jawa, duty officer at Chanae district police station, said he received a report of the attack about 6:30 a.m. and led a team of police and soldiers to the scene.

Police found five spent cartridges from an AK47 assault rifle in the woods near the the scene. Villagers reported that that the body of the victim had been taken to Chanae hospital for a post mortem examination. He was identified as Ibroheng Taleh, 49, an assistant leader of Ban Namwon.

Witnesses said that Ibroheng was working in his plantation when a gunman hiding in nearby woods fired on him with an AK47 assault rifle. The assailant then fled. He was shot three times and died on the spot.

Police blame separatist terrorists militants.

Imam gunned down in Yala

A Muslim religious leader was gunned down in Yala province on Wednesday.

Abdullateh Todir, the chairman of imams of Yaha district and a member of the Yala Islamic Committee, was attacked about noon while driving a pick-up truck. Two men followed him on a motorcycle and the pillion rider opened fire at him with a pistol. The imam was hit and the vehicle skidded off the road and crashed into a tree.

Abdullateh was hit six times and died on the spot. Many spent 11 mm cartridges were found at the scene of the attack.
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