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Southeast Asia
Thai terrorists kill teacher in front of students
2013-01-24
Thai terrorists insurgents gunned down a teacher in front of dozens of children in a school cafeteria on Wednesday, in the latest deadly attack on an education worker.

Cholathee Charoenchol was shot in the head at Tanyong School in Bacho district in Narathiwat province as at least 30 pupils and several teachers watched, according to officials.

Police said two terrorists insurgents parked their motorcycle in front of the school cafeteria and walked into the building, where one of them shot Cholathee with a pistol.

Local police chief Colonel Pakdi Preechachon said, "There were between 30 and 40 students in the cafeteria when he was shot."

He was the 158th school employee killed during a nine-year-old insurgency that has gripped Thailand's far south.

Thousands of schools closed temporarily in December in protest over a lack of security for teachers, who are targeted by the terrorists militants for their collaboration with the Thai state. They reopened after the government promised to increase security.

Army spokesman Colonel Pramote Promin said a lack of cooperation from Muslim villagers is making it hard to protect teachers "no matter how strict security measures are".

He said, "This school is situated in an area where 100 percent of the villagers and all of teachers and students are Muslims."
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