A village headman was killed and his friend seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting in Pattani’s Mayo district on Friday morning, police said.
Pol Col Kongath Suwankham, chief of Mayo police station, said the attack occurred about 8.30am on a local road in Moo 1, tambon Luboyeerai of Mayo district.
Witnesses told police that Abdulloh Maseng, 39, chief of Ban Look Phai in Moo 1 of tambon Talumaena and his friend were travelling in his sedan when gunmen on a pickup truck opened fired on them with AK47 assault rifles. The assailants then fled.
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