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Killing of a mayor candidate in Songkhla may link to political conflicts : police

A candidate for a municipality mayor in Songkla was killed in front of a resteraunt yesterday.

The victim was identified as Matsala Senlimeen, 50. Initial investigation showed that he was driving on Ranote-Songkhla road when three men armed with AK-47 rifles on a pickup opened fires at him.

Police found his body and vehicle riddled with bullets. Fourteen cartridges were found at the scene.

Police linked the killing to possible political conflicts as the victim was running to be mayor of Singha Nakhorn municipality.

The election will be held next year February.

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