According to Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok, who is in charge of all security matters, the shooting that took place in Narathiwat on July 14th which injured 2 people was not an act of insurgency. He said it was not a national security-related case, but rather a personal matter likely motivated by adultery.
The deputy prime minister said the restive south has seen less violence in the past 7-10 days compared to what it did in each of the past 10 Ramadan periods, indicating that the BRN group is keeping its promise. He further revealed that around 60-80 incidents took place during the holy month of Ramadan last year, whereas there has been only 1 attack since the beginning of this year's fasting month, in which 8 soldiers were injured. This shows that the BRN group is keeping its words and demonstrating its ability to control the different groups now active in the South.