Villager shot dead after returning from Pattani mosque

Villager shot dead after returning from Pattani mosque

Local residents speak with a police officer inspecting the scene of a shooting in front of a house in Kapho district of Pattani province on Monday night. (Photo by Abdulloh Benjakat)
Local residents speak with a police officer inspecting the scene of a shooting in front of a house in Kapho district of Pattani province on Monday night. (Photo by Abdulloh Benjakat)

PATTANI: A civilian was gunned down in front of his house shortly after returning from a village mosque for prayers in Kapho district late Monday night.

The fatal shooting occurred at Village Moo 3 in tambon Plonghoi, said Pol Lt Thaweesak Suwanno, deputy investigation chief at Kapho police station. The incident was reported at 10.05pm on Monday.

Faisal Mudor, 29, was found dead in front of his house with a gunshot wound to his left chest.  A police investigation found that the victim was returning by motorcycle from a mosque in the village when he was attacked.

Police were investigating to determine whether the attack was motivated by the on-going southern unrest or a personal conflict.


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