YALA, 7 May 2014 — Officials in Betong District are on full alert after recent bomb attacks in Hat Yai city. The officials have been ordered to stay vigilant and watch for suspicious activities.
After the recent double bomb attacks in Hat Yai city, officials in Betong District have been on high alert for any possible attacks within the area. Officials in the surrounding vicinity have also been ordered to keep a close watch for any unusual activities.
Locals have also been urged to report any suspicious behavior to authorities as a helping hand to prevent unwanted violence in the region. Combined forces of soldiers, police and civilians have been sent out to patrol the area, and more road checkpoints have been set up.
Hotels have been told to check and record all their guests’ IDs as the bombers are suspected to infiltrate the local community. Local shops and business operators have also been told to watch for strangers in the area.