Yala: Culprits still at large

Yala: Culprits still at large

TUMPAT: Police did not rule out of the possibility that suspects in the violent attacks in Yala, Southern Thailand which killed 15 people.

Kelantan police chief Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan said, therefore, security along the Kelantan-Thailand border will be beefed up and proactive measures are taken.

He said police viewed the matter seriously even though no Malaysians were affected by the incident.

“We will take precautionary measures by strengthening security control at the border. On this issue, Kelantan Police will also consult with Bukit Aman before taking any further actions,” he said.

Hasanuddin also advised members of the public to take caution when travelling to southern Thailand for the time being.

In the incident two days ago, at least 15 people were killed and four volunteers were injured when suspected separatists launched an attack on two security posts in Yala.

Meanwhile, Thailand police have identified a suspect involved in the violent attacks on two security posts.

Fourth Division Army chief, Lt. Gen Pornsak Poonsawat said preliminary investigations revealed that the weapon used by the suspects was similar to the one used in two robberies in Na Thawi, Songkhla and Pattani three months ago.

Meanwhile, the atmosphere at the Wat Lampaya has filled with sadness when the bodies of nine people killed in the attack arrived at the temple for a seven-day religious ceremony before burial.

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