Cur­few in south af­ter at­tack

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - WORLD NEWS -

Thai­land’s cab­i­net has au­tho­rised the im­po­si­tion of a cur­few in ar­eas of the far south where Mus­lim sep­a­ratist in­sur­gents are ac­tive, days af­ter they staged a dev­as­tat­ing at­tack.

The au­tho­ri­sa­tion, signed by Prime Min­is­ter Prayuth Chan-ocha, came af­ter co-or­di­nated at­tacks late on Tues­day that killed 15 se­cu­rity per­son­nel, mostly lightly armed vil­lage de­fence vol­un­teers.

The at­tacks in Yala prov­ince ap­peared to have in­flicted the high­est death toll on the govern­ment side since the in­sur­gency flared in 2004.

The au­tho­ri­sa­tion un­der the In­ter­nal Se­cu­rity Act grants the In­ter­nal Se­cu­rity Op­er­a­tions Com­mand, the mil­i­tary’s po­lit­i­cal co-or­di­na­tion body, the right to im­pose a cur­few in nine dis­tricts from De­cem­ber 1 un­til Novem­ber 30 next year.

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