Military apologises for shooting at innocent student

Maj Gen Jatuporn Klampasut, commander of the Pattani ad hoc force, left, looks on as Sgt Preecha Intharangsee, 31, apologises for firing his gun at a student after crashing into her motorcycle, in Pattani province on Wednesday. (Photo by Abdulloh Benjakat)

PATTANI - The chief of an ad hoc force in this southern border province on Wednesday apologised after a sergeant fired repeatedly at a college student after hitting her motorcycle with his truck on Tuesday evening.

Maj Gen Jatuporn Klampasut, commander of the Pattani ad hoc force, held a press conference at the Ingkha Yuttha Borihan camp in Nong Chik district and had Sgt Preecha Intharangsi, 31 - his head shaved and wearing orange military prison garb - apologise for the incident, in which no one was hurt.

Maj Gen Jatuporn said he was sorry for the incident and that Sgt Preecha fired his 9mm gun in a state of emotional agitation after quarrelling with his wife.

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