Policeman shot dead in Pattani

Policeman shot dead in Pattani

Onlookers gather at a spot in Moo 6 village in tambon Ma Krut. in Pattani's Khok Pho district, where a police officer was shot dead on Monday night. (Photo: Abdullah Benjakat)
Onlookers gather at a spot in Moo 6 village in tambon Ma Krut. in Pattani's Khok Pho district, where a police officer was shot dead on Monday night. (Photo: Abdullah Benjakat)

PATTANI: A police officer was shot dead by a man riding pillon on a motorcycle in Khok Pho district on Monday night, police said.

The attack occurred about 8.10pm at Moo 2 village, near Khok Pho Hospital, in tambon Ma Krut.

Pol Lt Veerasak Sanporn, 54, deputy chief inspector at Khok Pho police station, was riding his motorcycle along a road in the village. He was followed by another motorycle carrying two people in women's clothes.

One of them opened fire at Pol Lt Veerasak with a pistol, hitting him in the head and killing him instantly as his motorcycle crashed onto the road.

The two attackers took his .357 handgun before fleeing.

Police were investigating.

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