Asst village chief slain in Yala

Asst village chief slain in Yala

An assistant village headman was shot dead in an ambush in Yala’s Raman district on Thursday morning, police said.

Witnesses told police that Haree Vaebuesar, assistant chief of moo 1 in tambon Arsong of Raman district, was travelling on his motorcycle on the Raman-Tha Thong road when gunmen hiding in the roadside forest fired on him with assault rifles and handguns.

The victim took several bullets in his torso and died on the spot.

Police blamed separatist militants.

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