Two bomb attacks in Pattani and Songkhla's Saba Yoi district on Tuesday was possibly the work of an insurgent group behind a bomb attack on a railroad barricade in October, deputy secretary general to PM Panitarn Wattanayakorn said yesterday.
Attacks are more frequent now because the insurgents want to terrify people during the holiday season and because emergency rule has been lifted in many areas, he said.
The bomb attack on a railroad barricade in Songkhla's Chana district on October 5 took place right after emergency rule was lifted.
The Internal Security Act has been put back in effect in many areas, including Saba Yoi and Chana, as well as four other districts in Songkhla province.
Police said the two teenage males caught changing their clothes near the bomb-attack site on Tuesday were possibly not the attackers, though it would be confirmed after results of residue tests on their clothes come through.
Police also agreed with Panithan's statement.
-The Nation/Asia News Network