Security increased in Yala to brace for insurgent attacks

Betong District in Yala, Southern Thailand

Betong District in Yala, Southern Thailand. Photo: กิตติ เลขะกุล.

Security, in the Muang district of Thailand’s southern border province of Yala, has been stepped up, and Buddhist communities have been warned to exercise extra caution and watch out for strangers, as security authorities are bracing for possible attacks by southern insurgents.

People entering the district township by car, motorcycle and public transport, are being subjected to searches and identification checks by police and military personnel manning roadblocks on all the roads leading to the township.

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By Thai PBS World

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