Family of four ambushed, slain in Narathiwat

Family of four ambushed, slain in Narathiwat

Security officers examine the ambushed truck on the side of the road near Ban Dhamma Charoen in tambon Khok Sator, Narathiwat's Rueso district, on Thursday. (Photo by Waedao Harai)
Security officers examine the ambushed truck on the side of the road near Ban Dhamma Charoen in tambon Khok Sator, Narathiwat's Rueso district, on Thursday. (Photo by Waedao Harai)

NARATHIWAT - A family of four, including an 8-year-old boy, was shot dead on their way to a school in Rueso district, Narathiwat, on Thursday morning.

They were ambushed on a local road in Ban Dhamma Charoen village of tambon Tok Sator about 7.40am. Somchai Thongjan, 47-year-old assistant head of Ban Sri Pinyo village, was driving his pickup truck and taking his two children to school when gunmen attacked them.

Somchai, his 39-year-old wife Rasika Daduang, his 42-year-old sister-in-law Son Thongjan, and his 8-year-old son Thanakrit Thongjan were killed.

The elder child, Sirapassorn Thongjan, 12, was severely wounded and rushed to a local hospital. A six-year-old niece, Yanisa Srisuwan, had scratches in her thighs, neck and arms.

Officials found more than 20 spent cartridges of assault rifles and a pistol at the scene.


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