The villagers were tapping rubber trees when they were shot by an unknown number of gunmen who used shotguns.
Police believed the violence was the work of insurgents intending to kill innocent people on a daily basis.
In the neighbouring province of Yala, two paramilitary rangers were wounded in bomb ambush while they were on duty to provide protection for teachers.
Insurgents placed two homemade explosive devices near the entrance of Wang Samran School in Yaha district and detonated them as the teacher protection unit walked into the school.
Two rangers were wounded and sent to local hospital.