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5 Hurt In Shooting Attack In South Thailand

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BANGKOK – Five people, including a police officer, were wounded in a shooting which took place outside a grocery in Pattani province of Thailand on Sunday, reports China’s Xinhua news agency, citing the Bangkok Post.

The officer was shot in the abdomen while the others, all civilians, were shot in the leg, Bangkok Post reported.

Local police were informed of the attack at about 2 pm local time. They found a lot of blood at the scene and 10 used AK-47 cartridges on the road near the grocery.

According to the police, four men riding two motorcycles arrived at the grocery and sprayed 10 people watching TV there with bullets, wounding five of them.

The assailants fled the scene and attacked a group of teenagers sitting at a roadside pavilion about 1 km away from the grocery, but no one got hurt.

The police are searching for the assailants and have tightened security measures.

The police believed the attacks were in retaliation against a government force raid on a temporary camp of an insurgent group on Wednesday, during which four insurgents and a police officer were killed. – BERNAMA

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