Security intensified following two explosions in Pattani

 Security intensified following two explosions in Pattani

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 has been tightened up at banks, markets, convenience stores and government offices in 12 districts of Thailand’s southern province of Pattani after two explosions, which damaged an ATM in front of a university early this morning (Sunday).

Security officials in the province are blaming separatist insurgents for the attacks in front of Fahlorni University in Ba Sarong and on Road 409 in front of a school in Tambon Napradu in Yarang district between 12.20am and 2am. The perpetrators also burned car tires near the scene of the blast on Road 409.

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