Security forces in Pattani province were ordered to tighten security measures Wednesday following a spate of bombings in adjoining Narathiwat province, reports said.
The alert follows a warning from various sources of possible insurgent attacks in the municipal area of Pattani on business targets and government installations.
Pol Maj-Gen Ekapop Prasitwattanachai, the Pattani police chief, on Wednesday instructed police and military forces operating in the province, along with administrative officials, to go on higher alert as set down in an agreed plan.
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