Security levels raised in Deep South ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations

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YALA, 16 February 2015 – Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) Region 4 has reinforced security in 7 major locations in Thailand’s Deep South ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

A check point has been set up in Yala with 6 soldiers checking every passing vehicle and individual entering Muang district from Yupo road.

The tighter security is aimed at preventing possible attacks on innocent lives from February 16th- 25th when Chinese descendants in the restive South are celebrating the special occasion.

ISOC Region 4 has instructed officers involved to keep their eyes on any insurgent movements and conduct a home search when deemed necessary.

The militants have reportedly been instigating violence continuously in the restive South. Reports have also revealed that they are planning to carry out more attacks in the future.