Security agencies to use stricter measures to protect teachers : Jarupong
Attackers destroyed 15 security cameras and stole seven others in Pattani early Monday. They were the latest simultaneous attacks on the authorities' closed-circuit television system in the deep South since early this year.Police were examining available evidence late Monday to check fingerprints in a bid to identify culprits.
"Attackers put car tyres that had been set ablaze and hung them over electricity cables near where the security cameras had been installed," Pattani police chief Maj General Ekapop Prasitwattanachai said.
The cameras that were burnt were in Pattani's Mayo, Panare and Thung Yang Daeng districts, he said. And the seven cameras that were stolen were from the front of the Tambon Taloh Mae Na Administrative Organisation in Thung Yang Daeng.
An explosion also erupted on Chonnabot Road in Thung Yang Daeng at around 9am yesterday. It caused no casualties.
Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan meanwhile said security officials would use stricter measures in protecting teachers in the deep South. "The latest attack on teachers took place while security officials attended prayer sessions. From now on, security officials will take turns praying," he said.