Village leader killed in Yala in an insurgent ambush


An assistant village headman has been ambushed and shot dead in Yala’s city district just after midnight today (Wednesday).

53 year old Sakariya Waemamah was killed on the main village road in Ban Taseh village at about 12.05am while riding home on his motorcycle.

Police found 23 spent shells from an M16 assault rifle and two spent shells from a shot gun at the scene.

Police said Sakariya was riding home at the end of his night-shift keeping guard at the village’s security post when he was ambushed by at least two insurgents.

SOURCE: The Nation

South Thailand News

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