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Three more die in southern shootings
« on: August 05, 2012, 12:31:35 PM »
Three people, including a police officer, were gunned down in Pattani yesterday as violence continues in the deep South.

LOOKING FOR CLUES: Forensic officials collect evidence from a shooting scene in tambon Taluban in Pattani’s Sai Buri district in which a villager was killed. A bomb disposal squad also scans the area for explosives.

Pol Sub-Lt Kasem Churuangsuk, 57, a sub-inspector at Panare police station, was riding his motorcycle along Sai Buri-Panare Road when attackers opened fire on him.

He died at the scene. Police found he had been hit by more than 10 bullets from an M16.

Mukta Yaseng, 28, a volunteer ranger attached to Ranger Forces Regiment 44, was gunned down as he was riding his motorcycle back from a market to his house on Pattani-Sai Buri Road.

A bystander, identified as Muhamad Makeeyoh, 51, was wounded in the shoulder by a stray bullet.

He was taken to a hospital in Sai Buri district.

In Ban Tapa Lang in Mai Kaen district, a man identified as Paisan Lakor, 25, was shot dead early yesterday while riding his motorcycle.

Pol Lt Kotchapat Wattana-udom of Sai Buri police station, an investigation team and other officials were called in to investigate.

Police believe the attack could be linked to the regional insurgency or a personal conflict.

In Hat Yai, Songkhla police arrested six teenagers suspected of being involved in crimes and bomb attacks.

No arms were found in a search of their rooms but police seized several types of drugs.

Meanwhile, tourism and trading has returned to normal in Hat Yai after the bombing at the Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel on March 31 which killed three people, including two Malaysians, and wounded more than 350 tourists and shoppers, authorities said.

Malaysian and Singaporean travellers had flocked to the city during the long holiday from Thursday until yesterday.
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