Buddhist couple shot dead in Thai south
NARATHIWAT, Thailand, Wednesday (AFP) A Buddhist couple was shot dead
and a teacher was injured by a bomb blast in separate attacks in
Thailand's restive south on Wednesday, police said. Jarae Chumnisa, 64,
and his wife, Im Chumnisa, 47, were shot with a pistol while riding
their motorcycle to tap trees in a nearby rubber plantation in Rangae
district of Narathiwat province early Wednesday.
"The victims were just normal villagers earning their living by
tapping rubber trees," Colonel Apirak Sungkhao, commander of Rangae
police station, told AFP. The bomb blast occurred in Sungai Padi in
Narathiwat province, and police said they believed militants used a
mobile phone to detonate the device which was aimed at killing a border
patrol policeman who were escorting teachers to school.