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    The artist formally known as Wabbits Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน wabbits's Avatar
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    Southern Thailand just be aware

    Strangely enough internal media will not say much about Southern LOS and the goings on probably bad for business.
    Ongoing with no end in sight.

    NARATHIWAT, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Several businesses in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat, including about 60 karaoke bars, remained closed on Sunday following Saturday night's shootings and car bomb, Thailand's MCOT news agency reported.

    Two females employed at a karaoke bar were injured after a shooting took place, and while local authorities were investigating the situation, about 30 minutes later, a car bomb exploded around 100 meters away from the initial scene, injuring at least 17 people at a restaurant.

    As a result, one of the injured has been reported in critical condition at a local hospital. The bomb, which was placed in a car with fake license plates, was believed to be detonated by a cell phone. Several buildings and vehicles in the surrounding areas were also damaged.

    Then, an unknown number of gunmen equipped with M79 automatic rifles opened fire against another karaoke bar, causing damage by shattering windows, walls, and doors. The bar's employees were all inside during the attack, and no casualties were reported.

    Since 2004, around 4,000 people have been killed in Thailand's southern regions of Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat, as local insurgent groups renewed their fighting efforts against the government.

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    ประเทศไทยเพื่อน Founding Member Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน PatongBeachBoy's Avatar
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    We strongly advise you not to travel at this time to the southern provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla or overland to and from the Malaysian border through these provinces due to high levels of ongoing violence in these regions, including terrorist attacks and bombings resulting in deaths and injuries on an almost daily basis. Since January 2004, several thousand people have reportedly been killed and many more injured, including a number of foreigners. If you are in these provinces, you should consider leaving.

    This is from smart traveler.... this border crossing is classed as one of the hottest borders in the world.... The Aussie Govt class it as a Do Not Travel zone

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