Muslim religious leader shot dead

national March 03, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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AN IMAM was killed and his son severely injured in a shooting in Narathiwat's Yi-ngor district yesterday. Police identified the victims as Kori Doloh, 62, an imam of Kuyi mosque in Tapoyo sub-district, and his 17-year-old son, Aris.



The assault occurred yesterday morning on a road in front of Baan Balukasano School. 
Kori was on the pillion of a motorcycle driven by his son when two men wearing helmets followed them and then opened fire from behind before speeding away.
The father was on his way to teach at a school. The imam died at the scene while his son was seriously wounded and sent to Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Hospital.
Police suspect that the attack is intended to create unrest and instigate conflicts in the area.

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