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M16s were used before in insurgent attacks

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YALA — Three assault rifles used in the murder of a village chief and his two assistants, one of whom was beheaded, in Bannang Sata district on Wednesday, had been used in previous insurgent attacks, police said on Thursday. 

Pol Maj Gen Songkiat Watakul, commander of Yala Provincial Police, said about 50 spent bullet cartridges had been collected from the scene, mostly scattered on a roadside dirt mound where the victims’ pickup truck stopped, and on the road.

An examination revealed the cartridges had been fired from five M16 assault rifles and an HK33, he said.

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