Polling station guard shot dead in Mon State

May 10, 2008 (DVB), A Burmese police officer guarding a polling station in Taguntaing village in Mudon township, Mon State, was shot dead by an unknown gunman today at around 10am local time.

"The person who died is called Aung Soe," a local resident told DVB."He was a sergeant in charge of the polling station's security. It happened while people were voting – the gunman entered the polling station and carried out the shooting."

The victim was in charge of security in the nearby Three Pagodas Pass five months ago.

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