Muslim insurgents killed an eight-month-pregnant Buddhist woman and injured another in a drive-by shooting in Pattani Saturday night, police said.
The attack happened at 7:20 am on Pattani-Narathiwat road in Moo 4 village in Tambon Khuan of Pattani’s Panare district.
Rattikal Jawang 26, was shot at her head and body. She died at the scene. Another Buddhist woman, Saijai Thongdee, 30, was severely injured. She was shot at her body.
The two were riding their motorcycle home from a market when two attackers on a motorcycle caught up with them and opened fire at them.
When Rattikal’s body reached the district hospital, doctors said the child in her pregnancy had no heart beat. Doctors then performed an operation to remove to the child.
The injured woman was forwarded to the Pattani hospital.