Buddhist couple shot dead in Narathiwat

Thai Muslim villagers in Southern Thailand

Thai Muslim villagers take part in a protest organised to condemn a car bomb attack by suspected Muslim separatists a day before, in the Yi-ngo distrist of Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat on June 8, 2009. An insurgency in the southern provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat erupted in January 2004, and since then more than 3,700 people have been killed and thousands more wounded. AFP PHOTO/MADAREE TOHLALA (Photo credit should read MADAREE TOHLALA/AFP/Getty Images)

NARATHIWAT, July 23 – A couple was shot dead and a village head was wounded by gunshot in the southern provinces.

In Narathiwat, a couple was shot dead on the Takbai-Sungai Kolok Road. Chuay Dermmuak, 52 and his wife Prapha Sanguanpan 43 were gunned down, and their four-year-old son was left crying near their bodies.

It was initially believed the killing was the work of muslim insurgents.

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