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Monk, Boy Killed in Southern Thailand

13 February 2014

Four people, including a Buddhist monk and a boy, were killed and six others were injured in an attack in Thailand’s violence-plagued south on Thursday, police said. Police Col. Sathit Polpinit said that four gunmen opened fire at a group of villagers giving alms to a Buddhist monk in Mae Lan district in Pattani province. He said a 68-year-old monk, one woman and her 13-year-old son, and another woman were killed in the Thursday morning attack. Sathit said six others, including a police officer in a squad protecting the monk, were wounded. Police said they were looking for the gunmen who fled on two motorcycles.—AP