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Two suspects named in arsons, bombing in deep South

Two people have been identified as having suspected roles in two recent terror attacks in the deep South - one a series of arson attacks at state and private banks on Tuesday night and the other a bomb attack on Wednesday evening.



In the first case, Abdul Toleh Kaso, 41, a resident of Songkhla's Saba Yoi district who has been wanted by 13 security warrants, is suspected. He was last linked to a bomb attack in Na Thawi district on June 28 that killed two policemen, Songkhla police said yesterday.

Meanwhile security officials based in Yala suspect Muktar Ali Mamah of involvement in a bomb attack at a school in Bannang Sata district on Wednesday evening that narrowly missed an Army patrol. The home-made bomb, made of 3 kilograms of explosives, was hidden in a trash bin and detonated via a two-way-radio frequency, according to military ordnance personnel.

A group of 150 residents staged a march in Yala's Muang district yesterday to condemn the arson attacks on Tuesday night, at 11 locations in this province alone, and violence in general. They called on fellow residents to stay vigilant and relay tip-offs to security officials.


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