Two More Buddhists Killed in South

January 23, 2005

Source: Khaleej Times

On January 23, 2005 the Khaleej Times reported, "Two Buddhist men have been shot dead by suspected Islamic militants in Thailand’s restive south, police said on Sunday, in the latest episode in violence that has claimed more than 570 lives since it flared last year.

Damrong Suwanarangsri, 62, a former household employee of the local police chief, was gunned down in Narathiwat province early Saturday morning as he rode his motorcycle to a nearby fruit plantation he was managing...

The spokesman said 35-year-old villager Suriya Kaewmanee was killed in the same province late Saturday after also being shot three times by two men riding a motorbike. He died later the same day in hospital."