Thai Jihad Update: “Nine killed in wave of shootings in Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat,” from Thailand’s The Nation:
The deep South has been rocked by a series of killings attributed to Islamic separatists. Six people were shot dead in four separate attacks in Yala.
In neighbouring Narathiwat a suspected Muslim insurgent shot and killed a married couple, while a local official was killed in Pattani, bringing the day’s death toll to nine.
The wave of killings began at 7am in Yala’s Bannang Sata district when rubber tapper Amnuay Maneebutr was found shot dead on a roadside. Her injured husband Suan Maneebutr, 47, was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds but later died.
Police said two gunmen riding a motorbike opened fire at the couple with a pistol. The two had been aboard a motorcycle on their way home from work….