Two killed, one wounded in Yala gun attack

Two killed, one wounded in Yala gun attack

Officials examine the scene at a house in tambon Lidon of Pattani's Muang district after a gun attack on Tuesday night where two men were killed and another wounded. (Photo by Maluding Tido)
Officials examine the scene at a house in tambon Lidon of Pattani's Muang district after a gun attack on Tuesday night where two men were killed and another wounded. (Photo by Maluding Tido)

YALA - A father and his son were killed and another villager injured in a gun attack in Muang district on Tuesday night, police said.

The attack occurred at about 9pm at a house in Moo 5 village in tambon Lidon.

According to a police investigation, while Alawi Itae, 37, was walking to the back of the house with a bag of fertiliser for his son to take to school at least two attackers hiding in a rubber plantation opened fire on him, killing him instantly.

The noise of the gunfire prompted his father, Dolo Itae, 62, to rush to help his son. He was also shot dead by the attackers.

A stray bullet also wounded Romuli Chelo, 19, a neighbour, in the right hand. The attackers fled.

Police were investigating motives for the attack.


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