Published on October 28, 2007
Pattani police identified the headless body found on a road in Nong Chik district at about 6am as Muslim Phiromua Limuatae, 50, from a village in Yala's Yaha district.
The body was left in front of a royal agricultural project and the head was found later in a nearby forest.
Police suspect that separatist insurgents lured the victim from Yala to Pattani before killing and beheading him, but have not ruled out personal conflicts as a motive.
One woman was killed and 13 people injured when a bomb exploded near crowded restaurants in Narathiwat's Rangae district at about 8am.
Police said the bomb was placed near cooking-gas cylinders kept between the restaurants and triggered by mobile phone.
The victim, identified as Prang Panuengtakieng, died in hospital.