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Southeast Asia
Former village official killed in southern Thailand
A former village leader was killed and a territorial defense volunteer injured in a drive-by shooting in Pattani province on Wednesday afternoon.

The dead man was identified as Suwan Kaewsrinaw, former assistant leader of Ban Khlong Tam in Pattani’s Panare district. The injured man is Ong-art Inthakan, a defense volunteer in the same district. He was admitted to the hospital.

Witnesses said the victims were traveling on a motorcycle on a rural road when gunmen on two other motorcycles fired on them with pistols. The attackers then fled. Mr Suwan died on the spot.

Police blamed separatist terrorists militants.

Three soldiers wounded in army base attack

Three soldiers were slightly injured when assailants fired M79 grenades at an army base near a school in Yala province on Monday night.

At about 8:30 p.m. terrorists militants fired five M79 rounds at the base of Company 7020 of the Yala Task Force 15. Four of the grenades landed inside the base and exploded, injuring three soldiers. The other grenade landed outside, damaging the roof of the library building of Bacho School. The school was then closed for one day.
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