More trouble in Thailand’s deep south today after an Army sergeant was shot dead while riding to work on his motorbike in Narathiwat this morning (Tuesday).
Pol Colonel Krissana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, reports that 26 year old Sergeant Patanachai Suree was shot twice in the back while riding his motorcycle on a road in Moo 11 in Tambon Marue Bo-ok of Joh I Rong district at 9am today.
The attacker collected the spent shells in an apparent attempt to remove the evidence, said Krissana.
Patanachai was a logistics officer in the 41st Mobile Development Unit of the Area 4 Development Corps. The spokesman said no possible motives had yet been ruled out, including insurgency or personal conflicts.
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