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Anti-mine protest leader shot dead in Nakhon Si Thammarat

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Nakhon Si Thammarat city wall

Nakhon Si Thammarat city wall. Photo: Ahoerstemeier.

The leader of protests against a barite mining operation was shot dead in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Nopphitam district on Sunday night, police said.

Pithan Thongpanang, 45, was shot two times – once in the head and once in the body – in Tambon Krung Ching, Police General Alonkorn Simawut said.

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