Retired soldier slain, burned in Pattani

A military retiree was shot dead and burned when returning from morning exercise along a rural road in Ban Khao Sai village of Chang Hai Tok sub-district in Khok Pho district of the southern border province of Pattani on Wednesday morning.

The dead man was identified as Sub Lt Perm Phetnui, an elder brother of Thung Yang Daeng district chief Sawet Phetnui. He was shot while riding his motorcycle home about 8am. Petrol was poured on his body and then set on fire.

Tyre spikes were scattered on the road to deter any pursuit of the killer.

Security authorities blamed insurgents.

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