One police killed, 4 injured in drive-by shooting

One police officer was killed and four others were injured in a drive-by shooting by heavily armed southern militants in front of Ra Ngae district of Narathiwat this morning.

Immediately after the shooting, police founded the pickup truck abandoned not far from the scene.

It was later discovered to be a truck stolen from a children centre run by Romsai local administration office in Sukhirin district at 5.30am today.

Government forces were coming the area to hunt down the fleeing militants.