The military is backing rangers who shot dead four Muslims and injured four after angry locals claimed innocent people had been targetted.
Muslim men yesterday bury the body of a man who was shot dead by military rangers on Sunday night.
The shooting, in Pattani's Nong Chik district on Sunday night, took place as military rangers were chasing suspected insurgents who attacked the 4302 military ranger base at Ban Namdum in tambon Pulo Puyo in the district around 8.30pm. Nine Muslim men were travelling in a pickup truck when they were stopped by military rangers on highway No.418 near Moo 1 of Ban Kayi in tambon Pulo Puyo and were fired upon by the officers.
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