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Thai Democrat canvasser shot dead in Yala; wife also badly injured

Police say attack might be political, though insurgents’ role not ruled out

A Democrat Party canvasser in Yala was shot to death yesterday and his wife injured in a gunfire attack, though police have yet to say if it was politically motivated or carried out randomly by insurgents.

Sophon Songkaew, also a kamnan in the predominantly Muslim Muang district, was shot in the head and torso by a lone gunman, who then took two shots at Sophon’s wife Wimol before making off with the victim’s gun.

Read more: The Nation


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