Thai soldiers confront with protesting Thai-Muslim villagers, top, during a protest outside Ingkhayuth military base in Pattani province, southern Thailand Tuesday, May 8, 2007. Hundreds of villagers took part in the protest demanding Thai soldiers to release 24 suspected Muslim militants who are being kept at this base. Since a Muslim rebellion flared in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat in early 2004, near-daily bombings, drive-by shootings and other attacks have killed more than 2,000 people. (AP Photo/Sumeth Parnpetch)
Security in Pattani’s Muang district has been beefed up as a precaution against possible revenge attacks by militants following the raid of a small bomb-making factory in Nong Chik district on February 10.
Security forces found the small bomb-making factory in the middle of a mangrove forest on the coast of Ban Tanyongpao, Tambon Thakamcham.
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