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Four Killed in Series of Insurgent Attacks in Thailand’s Deep South

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SONGKHLA – Two paramilitary rangers, a deputy village head and an elderly villager were killed and another ranger injured during a spate of attacks in southern border provinces beginning Sunday evening.

About 5.30pm on Sunday, gunmen fired at officials guarding Tha Yee market in Ban Huay Pling village of Thepha district in Songkhla province. Paramilitary rangers Krisada Ti-iadyor and Jaran Chanthamunee and Abdulloh Yeeman, deputy head of Ban Huay Pling, were killed.

About 8.10pm on Sunday, Muhama Ma, 60, was shot dead at his wife’s house in Moo 5 village of Sai Buri district in Pattani province.

Also on Sunday night, gunmen shot at a pavillion being used by paramilitary rangers near Ban Aipasay School in tambon Tanyong Limor in Rangae district of Narathiwat. No one was injured. About 30 spent pistol and assault rifle cartridges were found nearby.

About 7.30am on Monday a paramilitary ranger was injured when a bomb hidden in a traffic cone was detonated as a 12-strong security foot patrol was passing, in Moo 6 village in Yaha district of Narathiwat.

By Maluding Deeto, Waedao Harai and Abdulloh Benjakat
The Bangkok Post