TAO member killed, 3 wounded in Yala

A tambon administration organisation (TAO) member was killed and three villagers, including a 12-year-old boy, wounded by gunmen in Yala's Bannang Sata district on Monday night.

Pol Charoen Thammakhan, the district police chief, said the attack took place at 7.45pm as Sakariya Hengdada, a member of Bannang Kuwae TAO, and some villagers were sitting in front of the mosque in Ban Bannang Kuwae, tambon Banang Sata, after evening prayer.

A group of men emerged from the woods in front of the mosque and opened fire at Sakariya, killing him instantly.

 Three other people - 12-year-old Haman Mae, Mahamu Hatama and Seh Phadung - were wounded.  They were admitted to Yala Hospital.

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