Insurgents kill monk and burn temple in south Thailand
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Around ten suspected muslim militants took part in the fifteen minute long attack in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving the 76-year-old monk, Kaew Panjapetchkaew, with his throat cut. They then proceeded to use gasoline to set fire to part of the temple. Upon putting out the fire, police investigators found the bodies of two teenage boys who had been helping at the temple. Both had died from gunshot wounds.
In an effort to conceal the attack, the insurgents had let off fireworks earlier thus distracting nearby villagers and police.
- "Monk, temple boys killed in Pattani" — , October 16, 2005
- Reuters. "Monk, teenagers killed in Thai Muslim south" — , October 16, 2005
- Agence France-Presse. "Two teenagers, monk killed in southern Thailand" — , October 16, 2005