Security tightens before end of Ramadan


YALA, 8 July 2015 – Security units in Yala are on high alert towards the end of the Ramadan as intelligence reports suggest attacks could be imminent.

Special checkpoints have been set up in the Yala municipality to screen vehicles and persons entering the area. Officials are on the lookout for concealed explosive material that can be used to stage attacks in the province.

Security officials are paying special attention to trucks and motorcycles that have been stolen presumably to make car bombs.

Local authorities believe that more attacks are likely during the last 10 days of Ramadan. The fasting is set to end on the third week of this month.