Villager shot dead in Pattani

A 67-year-old man of Khork Krabue sub-district in Panare district of Pattani province was shot dead on his way to a tea shop on Saturday morning.

Jeha Wanaeng was shot while he was riding his motorcycle on Cholaprathan Road in Ban Klang sub-district to a tea shop at about 7.30am.

A pillion rider caught up with him and used a pistol to fire several rounds on his body.

He succumbed to his wounds at a local hospital.

Pol Col Panyawat Phetchum, chief of the Panare police station, assumed the murder was an insurgency effort.

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