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Baby among 7 dead in Thailand shootings


An 11-month-old baby was among seven people killed by suspected racist on Tuesday, police in Thailand said. Five people were killed and another four wounded in a drive-by shooting at a tea shop in Narathiwat province’s Ra-ngae district, according to local police chief Col. Jiradej Prasawang. The dead included 11-month-old Efahni Samoh. A 10-month-old infant, Muhammad Yaena was also among those wounded. The shop may have been targeted by the gunmen, armed with assault rifles, because the owner is a village official. In a separate incident, five attackers shot dead a principal and a teacher at a school in neighboring Pattani province’s Mayo district. The insurgency in southern Thailand has killed thousands of people.

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