Two civilians shot dead in Narathiwat

 Two civilians shot dead in Narathiwat

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)




Two civilians – a man and a woman – were separately shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Narathiwat province on Friday.

The first incident took place at about 4 pm on the Narathiwat-Sungai Padi road in Ban Yaning, Cho Airong district. It was reported that the victim, 36-year old Manapiyoh Hajijehmu, was tending to some business next to a rubber plantation when the gunman dismounted from a motorcycle, approached him and fired several shots at him with a pistol.

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