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3-year-old, father die in Pattani attack

A CONSTRUCTION worker and his three-year-old son were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on them Tuesday in Pattani's Yaring district.

Following the attack report just after midnight, police went to a house in tambon Ratapangyang to find the body of Nuradine Masila, 27, near an overturned motorcycle. His son sustained a gunshot wound in the body and was rushed to Prince of Songkhla Hospital in Songkhla's Hat Yai district, but was pronounced dead at 9am.

Nuradine's wife Yawahe Mayubee and their two-year-old daughter were not injured. Yawahe said the family had returned home from a party for soldiers in the village when the gunmen in hiding opened fire on them. Police are investigating if the attack was part of the ongoing unrest or stemmed from a personal conflict.


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