Police suspect insurgents involved in double shooting in Songkhla

by Santiparp Ramasut

An elderly couple have been shot dead at their furniture shop in Songkhla’s Thepa district this afternoon (Sunday) and police suspect it might be linked to the insurgency in the southern provinces.

Police say the shop was among 10 locations of arson or bomb attacks targeted by insurgents back in 2013.

An unknown attacker, or attackers, stormed into the Nikhom furniture shop in Tambon Tha Moung and shot dead shop owner 65 year old Uthit Chanrat and his wife 63 year old Boontim Chanrat with a pistol at around midday today.

A police investigation into the double murder was underway this afternoon and security officers are also taking part to check on possble links to the unrest in the deep south.

The same shop was attacked by arsonists on August 2, 2013, part of a wave of arson or bomb attacks at 10 locations in Songkhla, Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat on the same day.

SOURCE: The Nation

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