Deputy PM Prawit visits South to give moral support to civilians, officers

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Bangkok – The Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, and his entourage on Monday (March 11) visited southern Thailand to give moral support to civilians and officers, following a series of insurgent attacks in Satun and Phatthalung provinces last week.

The Spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, Lt. Gen. Kongcheep Tantravanich, said Gen. Prawit and his entourage inspected an area damaged by a bomb attack in Phatthalung and gave moral support to a group of students and teachers affected by the incident.

The Defense Minister and the team of high-ranking officials then traveled to Satun to observe the damage caused by the insurgents and meet local people.

During the visit, Gen. Prawit said he would like to thank the officers from all units for working together and doing their best to ensure the safety of the general public, as the situation has steadily improved.

According to investigators, the bombings could be related to the insurgency in the three southern border provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala. The attacks came after authorities had carried out operations to crack down on drug trafficking and other illegal activities in the region.