A local official was killed and another villager seriously wounded in separate drive-by shootings in Pattani province on Saturday morning.
The first attack occurred in tambon Talohmaena in Thung Yang Daeng district where Sofee Yapa, 46, deputy chairman of the tambon administration organisation, was shot dead.
Witnesses told police that Sofee was travelling on his motorcycle on the local road at Ban Khok Mude when a gunman riding pillion on another motorcycle fired at him with a handgun. The assailants then fled.
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