Two killed, five injured in Narathiwat shooting

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NARATHIWAT, June 7 – Two villagers were killed and five were wounded in a shooting in a home in violence-plagued Narathiwat province Wednesday night.

Suchart Chaisuwan, a security guard at Sungai Padi secondary school, and Jarunee Sukpin were killed when six gunmen on three motorcycles fired AK-47 assault rifles at the group sitting outside a house of Paiboon Kaewharn.

Five people, including Mr Paiboon and three defence voluteers were wounded in the incident.

A defence volunteer shot back at the gunmen, who fled the scene, but it is not known if any of the assailants were hit. Local authorities are investigating.