Village chief slain in Narathiwat

A village headman was shot to death in a ride-by attack in Sungai Padi district of Narathiwat province on Thursday morning.

  • Published: 15/11/2012 at 02:38 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

Police said the incident occurred at 10.45 while Posu Chelong, 46, chief of Ban Lubo Batu in tambon Paluru, was checking the engine oil and water of his pick-up truck in front of his house.

At the time, two men arrived on a motorcycle and the pillion rider shot three times in Posu's head with a .357 pistol, killing him instantly.

Police believed it was the work of southern militants.

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