Two security installations heavily damaged by suspected arson in Narathiwat

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NARATHIWAT, Sept 26 — Fire badly damaged two security installations by suspected arsons in Narathiwat’s Bacho district but no casualties were reported, according to local police.

Fires broke out at a police special operations unit and an army post at about 9pm Sunday, according to Pol Col Pakdee Prechachon, superintendent of Bacho police station.

Investigators found that the wooden police structure was destroyed by the blaze, while the army building was seriously damaged.

However, no injuries were reported.

Prior to the suspected arsons, the two security sites were empty as their personnel had earlier withdrawn to their home bases.

Police presumed that the arson incidents were carried out by insurgents intending to intensify the ongoing regional disturbances.

Recently, newly-built Paluka Samo police station in Bacho district was targeted on late Sept 14, before its official Oct 1 opening. The bombing and fire heavily damaged the two-storey police station, but no casualties were reported.