Thursday, August 28, 2014   

Buddhist monk, nine-year-old gunned down in volatile southern Thailand
(02-13 12:09)

Suspected Thai militants shot dead five people, including a nine-year-old boy and a Buddhist monk, police said.
The killings appeared to be revenge attacks for the recent deaths of three young Muslim brothers.
Four gunmen on motorcycles opened fire at the monk while he was collecting alms in Mae Lan district of Pattani province in the morning, killing him and three villagers including the boy, police said.
Six other people were wounded, including a policeman providing a security escort for the monk.
On Wednesday evening in Pattani's Yaring district, a 29-year-old Buddhist woman riding a motorcycle home from work was shot dead and her body set on fire, police said.
A note left at the scene said: “To the army chief: this is not the last body for the three brothers.''
The brothers – aged three, five and nine – were gunned down last week in front of their home in neighboring Narathiwat province after returning from evening prayers at a mosque.
Their pregnant mother and father were also shot in the attack but survived.
In an earlier act of apparent retaliation, a policeman's wife was shot dead and then set on fire in front of terrified shoppers at a busy market on Monday.--AFP

   
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