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Locals brave risks to tell on rebels

New information from residents has led to a spike in arrests

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  • Writer: Lamphai Intathep
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A rise in insurgent violence is persuading residents to open up about unrest in their midst, authorities say. 

Residents are willing to risk the threat of being targetted by attacks to inform authorities about insurgent activities, leading to a rise in the number of arrests made, they said.

Samart Waradisai, the province's deputy governor, said residents are weary of the violence, in which both state officials and the public have been targetted.

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