Ranger slain in Narathiwat

A paramilitary ranger was killed in a drive-by shooting in Narathiwat’s Sisakhon district late Wednesday night, police said.

The victim was identified as Ranger Jiraphan Sinsiadnian, 28, of Ranger Company 4914.

The shooting occurred about 10.30pm on a rural road at Ban Kadee in tambon Cherngkhiri, said Pol Sub-Lt Piyawat Attana, duty officer at Sisakhon police station.

Sgt Kasitpong Buasakad told police that a team of 12 rangers were on foot patrolling along the rural road when a gunman riding pillion on a passing motorcycle sprayed bullets at them with an assault rifle. The rangers fired back and the attackers sped away on their vehicle.

Ranger Jiraphan took two bullets in his torso and died on the spot.

Police blamed separatist militants.

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Discussion 1 : 30/01/2014 at 12:40 PM
With all the nonsense in BKK, have people been noticing what seems like daily killings in the South? This is a very serious problem which has never been adequately addressed in ten years and is now overshadowed by the jockeying for power in BKK, which in reality has nothing to do with reform or corruption whatsoever, by the way. Approximately 5,500 have died there and it still continues. Why?

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