Another teacher shot dead in southern Thailand

BANGKOK: A Buddhist schoolteacher was shot dead and another wounded in the latest attack by suspected Muslim militants in troubled southern Thailand where violence has raged throughout the year, police said yesterday. 

Chalermpong Muakchumbot, 48, was gunned down in the Saiburi district of Pattani province on Thursday afternoon by two assailants on a motorbike who trailed him as he was on his way home from school in a car, a police officer said. 

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