Activist abbot’s temple under gun attack

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Unknown number of gunmen sprayed shots from assault rifles at Wat Or-noi temple in Nakhon Pathom, but caused no injuries to lives.

The temple is where the activist abbot Phra Buddha-issara resides.

The abbot told police that unknown gunmen fired from the rear of the temple and caused several holes at a wall of the shelter where the abbot would perform Dhamma activities.

The motive of the gun attack remained unknown but the abbot strongly opposed the naming of Somdet Chuang, abbot of Wat Paknam Phasicharoen as the country’s new supreme patriarch.

The Department of Special Investigation will send a team of officials to question Somdet Chuang at the temple at 8 pm tonight over his occupation of the illegal Mercedes-Benz vintage car.