An assistant village chief was shot dead in Pattani's Mayo district on Thursday afternoon, police said.
Pol Col Kong-ath Suwankham, the Mayo police chief, said the attack occurred about 1pm as Muhamad Sukin Yaye, 42, an assistant chief of village group 2 in tambon Thanon, was sitting alone on a bamboo bed on the ground floor of his house.
Two men arrived on a motorcycle and one of them opened fire at him with a .38 pistol, killing him instantly.
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