The intrepid mujahedin, targeting a father and his daughter riding a motorbike home. “Father and daughter shot dead, bomb wounds 5 in Thai south,” from ChannelNewsAsia, March 3 (thanks to Twostellas):
NARATHIWAT, Thailand: Suspected Islamic militants shot dead a father and his young daughter in Thailand’s troubled south, while a roadside bomb wounded five soldiers, police said Wednesday.
The casualties were the latest in a six-year separatist insurgency in the Muslim-majority southern provinces bordering Malaysia that has left more than 4,000 people dead and thousands more wounded.
Gunmen opened fire on the Muslim man and his three daughters as they rode a motorbike home from a religious school in Pattani province Tuesday, killing the 44-year-old man and his seven-year-old daughter, police said.
Early Wednesday a 15 kilogramme bomb hidden in a gas canister in neighbouring Narathiwat province wounded five rangers as they drove in a pick-up truck to meet community leaders, they added.
The shadowy militant groups in Thailand’s south never publicly state their goals but have targeted Buddhists and Muslims, civilians and security forces alike in their campaign against central government control….