Informant slain in Yala

A government informant was killed in a shooting in Yala on Saturday morning, police said.

The attack occurred about 7am at Ban Kuwing in tambon Baroh of Yaha district, said Pol Sub-Lt Montri Vichitveshakarn, an investigator at Yaha police station.

The victim was identified as Marorsi Ror-ying, 37, a resident of the village. He was shot twice in the head and torso.

According to villagers living nearby, Marorsi was working in his rubber plantation when they heard the sound of two gunshots. They rushed to the scene and found him lying dead.

Police believed the slaying was the work of separatist militants because Marorsi had been an informant for a security unit in Yala.

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