Village leader slain in drive-by shooting in South

PHOTO: Chanwit Kaso, assistant headman of Ban Prawae in Pattani province - Pattani police

Gunmen in Pattanni province in Thailand’s restive South shot dead an assistant village headman while he was exercising at a children’s playground yesterday. Pattani and its neighbouring provinces are home to Thailand’s Southern Conflict.

The drive-by shooting occurred at playground in front of a football field in Ban Prawae of tambon Yarang.

Witnesses say Chanwit Kaso, assistant headman of Ban Prawae village, was using the exercise equipment when four men pulled up on two motorcycles. One of them opened fire at Chanwit with a pistol, hitting him three times in the body, killing him. The gunnmen fled immediately after the attack.

No shell casings were found at the scene, indicating that the gun used was a revolver.

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Police are investigating.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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