Villager slain in Yala

A civilian was shot dead in an ambush in Raman district of Yala province late Thursday afternoon, police said.

The victim was identified as Sa-udee Yakoh, 26, a resident of Ban Basar Bayoh in tambon Kalor of Raman district.

Pol Col Uthai Thipsepha, chief of Raman police station, said the shooting occurred about 5.57pm on the Kalor-Tha Rua road in the village.

According to witnesses, Sa-udee was travelling back home on his motorcycle along the local road when gunmen hiding in roadside forest fired at him with assault rifles. The attackers then fled.

Sa-udee took several bullets in his head and torso and died on the spot.

Police were investigating.

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