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Seven upper southern provinces placed under maximum alert

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Royal Thai Army soldiers armed with M-16 rifles

Royal Thai Army soldiers armed with M-16 rifles guard the entrance to Nation Tower on Bang Na-Trad Highway. Photo: Curtis Winston


Security was placed at maximum in upper southern provinces as intelligence officials warned of possible violent attacks to mark one year anniversary of the Aug 11-12, 2016 sabotage.

On August 11-12 last year, 10 bombs went off and five arsons broke out at commercial areas, convenience stores, marketplaces in seven upper southern provinces–Phuket, Trang, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phangnga and Krabi.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Thai PBS


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