Thai Authorities Pursue Arson Suspects in Southern Provinces After 45 Simultaneous Attacks


On March 23rd, 2024, Pol. Gen. Kittirat Phanphet, the acting commissioner general of the Royal Thai Police, performed a field inspection to monitor the unsettling situation in southern provinces closely.

Pol. Gen. Kittirat issued an order to relevant agencies to expedite the case in order to track down the suspects in Yala in 12 different locations.

Previously, groups of arsonists launched simultaneous arson, attacks in southern provinces including Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla, with a total of 45 incidents on March 22nd.

The 4th Army Region commander took action and publicly revealed the case progress on tracking down the suspects and fortifying security measures.

According to Yala local media, the officers were conducting investigations on escape routes and thoroughly gathered evidence from the crime scenes to hold involved individuals accountable for their crimes.

However, the groups of suspects had comprehensive plans and were well-prepared. More than 100 individuals reportedly simultaneously scattered and fled after arson attacks in three provinces, according to local media.

One CCTV footage presented to Thai media appeared to show a group of six to seven armed individuals in black uniforms infiltrating a construction material shop and setting fire to the shop and vehicles in Mueang Yala, Yala.

Moreover, other groups of suspects also committed crimes in a similar manner in other shops in Bannang Sata District, according to local media.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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