A Muslim religious leader was shot dead in Yaha district of Yala province on Wednesday.
Police said Abdullateh Todir, 50, the chairman of imams or Muslim religious leaders of Yaha and a member of the Yala Islamic Committee, was attacked about noon as he was driving a pick-up truck along the Yaha-Kabang road from Ban Patae to Yaha town.
Two men followed Abdullateh on a motorcycle and the pillion rider opened fire at him with a pistol. The imam was hit and the vehicle skidded off the road and crashed into a tree.
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