A police sergeant at a security checkpoint in Yala province was killed by a sniper on Thursday morning, believed to be the first attack of its kind by insurgents on the far South.
Pol Sgt Wachira Sangsri, 32, was shot in the neck while straddling his motorcycle near a security checkpoint in Krong Pinang district. He died on the way to hospital.
A joint civilian-police-military force official said, Pol Sgt Wachira was probably killed by a sniper with a rifle fitted with a telescopic sight. The shooter was likely concealed in one of the nearby buildings and had deliberately targeted a member of the security forces.
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