Two rubber tappers were shot and killed in an ambush on a local road near a rubber plantation in Pattani’s Khok Pho district early Tuesday morning, reports said.
They were identified as Phon Mitsorn, 65, and his wife Nid, also 65, residents of Ban Kluay in tambon Na Pradu of Khok Pho district.
Witnesses told police they the couple were traveling on a motorcycle to their rubber plantation when gunmen hiding in the roadside forest fired on them with an AK47 assault rifle and 11mm handgun. The assailants then fled.
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