1 killed, 1 hurt in Narathiwat ambush

1 killed, 1 hurt in Narathiwat ambush

One villager was killed and another seriously injured in an ambush in Narathiwat’s Sungai Padi district early Tuesday morning, said Pol Capt Denpong Temyod, duty officer at Sungai Padi police station.

Pol Capt Denpong said about 1.30am he received a report that a man was killed and another wounded in a shooting on the rural road at Ban Toh Deng of Sungai Padi district. He led police to inspect the scene.

Police found the dead body of Matohe E-tae, 33, lying near his motorcycle. He was shot several times in his torso and head. They were told that another victim, Adinand Yusoh, 19, was also shot in his torso and arms and was taken to Sungai Padi hospital.

Witnesses told police that the two victims were travelling on the motorcycle along the local road when gunmen hiding in roadside forest fired on them with M16 assault rifles. The attackers then fled.

Police blamed separatist militants.

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