By The Nation
The two were checking metres in Bindiyor village in Tambon Muangtia in Mae Land district.
The attackers also stole the two’s motorcycle.
Police said the attackers drove behind the two and opened fire at them. The violence was believed to be linked to the insurgency in the deep South.
Hassanai Chaiphan died at the scene while Rungratana Plainoo died at a district hospital.