- The Washington Times - Friday, March 14, 2014

A 42-year-old Buddhist teacher on her way to school in southern Thailand on Friday was targeted and shot twice in the head, then doused in gasoline and set on fire by suspected Muslim insurgents.

The woman taught English and was riding her motorcycle to work when the gunman — who was riding his own motorbike — fired off the shots to her head, said police Maj. Gen. Pete Susysuwan, in The Associated Press. Other suspected insurgents then helped to set her body on fire, police said.

“She is apparently a victim of the insurgency, not personal issues, because the suspects scattered fliers with anti-Buddhist messages before they fled,” he said, in the AP report.

The authorities are still seeking the suspects.

More than 5,000 have been killed in Islamic insurgency attacks that have gone forth in Thailand since 2004, AP reported.

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