An Ustaz, an Islamic religious teacher, was shot dead in Pattani's Yarang district on Tuesday morning.
Police said the attacl occurred about 7.45am at a junction on Highway 401 (Yala-Pattani) leading to Ban Sarong in tambon Khao Tum.
Mahama Ma-ae, 47, a religious teacher at Thamwitthaya Moolanithi School in Muang district of Yala province, was leaving a village in tambon Khao Tum heading to his school in a pick-up truck when he was overtaken by another pick-up. One of the men sitting in the rear opened fire at his vehicle with an M16 rifle.
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