An assistant village headman was shot dead in an ambush in Khok Pho district of Pattani province on Monday morning, reports said.
The victim was identified as Sapae-ing Sulong, 55, assistant chief of Ban Suan Nok, tambon Chang Hai of Khok Pho district.
According to witnesses Sapae-ing was travelling home in his sedan on the Thung Yang-Suan Nok road in tambon Chang Hai when gunmen hiding in roadside forest fired on him with M16 and AK47 assault rifles.
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