A train carriage damaged by bomb is removed from the railway near the Ban Nikhom Khok Pho station in Pattani Monday.
By Jitraporn Senawong,
Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also the Minister of Defence, has instructed the Army and railway police to tighten security measures for train services connecting Songkhla’s Hat Yai district to the three southernmost provinces of P
The move followed Saturday’s train-track bomb blast at Pattani’s Khok Pho district.
The explosion derailed a train heading from Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district to Hat Yai, killing one railway official and wounding three others.
The attack resulted in the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) suspending train services to the three southernmost provinces.
Prawait said the Army, police and SRT would cooperate more to better secure train services between Hat Yai and the deep South.
He also said Army chief General Teerachai Nakwanich, who is also deputy director of the Internal Security Operations Command, would coordinate with related agencies to better safeguard services.
He added that the Pattani bomb might have been planted a long time ago.
The deputy prime minister said the government had special equipment such as drones to provide security in the region while all armed forces were ready to carry out operations in the region.