Narathiwat rubber tapper shot dead

A rubber tapper was gunned down at a plantation in Waeng district of Narathiwat early Thursday morning.

Mahamaseng Duaramae, 45, a resident of Moo 3 in tambon Lo Jood, was attacked while walking to his rubber plantation about 3.30am, Pol Col Suthawej Areethai, chief of Waeng police station said.

Assailants hiding nearby fired multiple shots from pistols at Mahamaseng, hitting him in the head and torso. He died on the spot. Police and soldiers waited until the morning to inspect the scene to avoid being ambushed by insurgents, Pol Col Suthawej said. 

Police believed it was the work of insurgents.

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