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Security stepped up in Yala following warning of motorcycle bomb attacks

May 29. 2018
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By The Nation

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Troops and police increased security in Yala downtown on Monday night following a warning by intelligence agencies that insurgents may attempt bomb attacks after 13 motorcycles were stolen.

Additional troops and police were deployed at communities, residences of officials, government offices, and at the celebration of Yala city's shrine and the annual Red Cross fair.

Intelligence agencies issued a warning that insurgents had stolen 13 motorcycles to make motorcycle bombs.

On Monday night, security forces checked all motorcyclists that entered the Yala downtown area.

Yala police chief Pol Maj Gen Krissada Kaewchandee said he instructed police stations to patrol their areas more frequently.

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