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District chief survives ambush

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Gunmen ambushed the vehicle of the Mayo district chief in Pattani yesterday in the first attack on a high-ranking official in the restive South this year. 

Soldiers provide protection as rice farmers in Pattani resume a scheme to revive abandoned rice fields. The rice farmers were growing rice without their trainers after two instructors were shot dead last week. PAREZ LOHASANT

District chief Pisarn Ar-wae and three defence volunteers, who were on a pickup truck, survived the attack unhurt.

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