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Couple murdered in Yala. Police believe political motives.

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Police are hunting a group of gunmen in Yala after a home invasion and shooting when they shot dead an election candidate and his wife. Investigators suspect political motives at this stage. The couple’s two children narrowly escaped and are the only witnesses to the incident.

Warin Saengchan a local politician preparing his campaign to run for office as a candidate for the new Thai Nation Power Party in the forthcoming election.

Police say that two men, dressed in black, raided the family home in the Kabang District on Sunday evening. His wife was working at the front of the house but was unaware that the intruders snuck in through the back of the house.

Warin and his five year old son were watching TV when the men broke into his home and stormed into the living area. A quarrel broke out, according to the man’s 16 year old daughter, who says her mother entered the living room when she heard all the arguing.

The teenager, who escaped with her young brother, says her father was tied up and shot. The attackers then killed her mother.

Forensics specialists inspected the Yala property yesterday morning. The say that the couple were both killed with a single gun shot to the head.

Following a spate of attacks in the strife-torn southern region, investigators say they are also searching for links to the insurgency.



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3 wounded in explosion at Narathiwat border defence unit

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Three security officials have been injured in the latest bout of southern violence when armed militants attacked a border defence unit’s base near the Kolok River in the Tak Bai district in the southern province of Narathiwat on the Thai/Malaysian border.

Several houses and cars nearby were also damaged by the powerful IED (improvised explosive device).

Initial reports have revealed that a group of about 6 militants opened fire at the base with automatic weapons, followed by a powerful blast from a device attached to a motorcycle parked in front of the base.

Three suspects have been apprehended by security police and are being questioned.

SOURCE: Thai PBS

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Boy killed by train while playing on his mobile phone in Songkhla

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PHOTOS: Phatong Tredtam Rescue Foundation

A 12 year old boy has died on a railway track near a school in Hat Yai, Songkhla after being crushed by a train while he was playing on his mobile phone on local railway tracks.

The Phatong Tredtam Rescue Foundation report that Thunglung Police in Hat Yai, Songkhla were notified of the incident at 6pm near a school yesterday.

Rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the body of the boy near the railway. He was later identified as 12 year old Watanyoo Dissaroe. The train involved was the Express 46 from Padang Besar to Bangkok.

Locals say they saw the boy playing on his mobile phone near the railway tracks. They then heard several blasts from the horn on the train but say the boy failed to hear the warnings.

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Bryde’s whale family sighted off Chumphon coast – VIDEO

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PHOTOS: กรีน นำเที่ยว ดำน้ำเกาะเวียง

A family of three Bryde’s whales has been sighted off Chumphon in the Gulf of Thailand.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources is reporting that a family of three Bryde’s whales was sighted between Koh Weng and Koh Rang off the Chumphon coast. There were two mature Bryde’s whales and a baby Bryde’s whale calf.

Marine biologists say they appeared to be feeding at the time. DMCR staff say the mother Bryde’s whale had signs of a skin disease and that many small fish were found surrounding around them at the time of the sighting.

วาฬบรูด้าที่เกาะเวียง วันนี้ …มันสุดยอดจริงๆ

Posted by กรีน นำเที่ยว ดำน้ำเกาะเวียง on Monday, March 11, 2019

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