Buddhist monk, three villagers killed in Pattani shooting

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)

PATTANI, Feb 13 – A Buddhist monk and three villagers were killed in Pattani’s Mae Lan district in a gun attack this morning after a commercial bank employee was shot and burnt to death yesterday evening.

The attack occurred at Mae Lan sub-district as villagers were giving morning alms to a Buddhist monk from Wat Pa Suay at a pavilion in the heart of the village.


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