Despite the overnight attack on a military base in Narathiwat, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung faces an uphill battle to impose a night curfew in parts of the far South.
The curfew imposed on Wednesday in four tambons of Narathiwat’s Bacho district and two tambons in Pattani’s Mai Kaen districts by the forward command of the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) in the far South has nothing to do with Mr Chalerm's proposal for a limited curfew in parts of the troubled region.
The 24-hour curfew started at 6am and expires at 6am Thursday, unless extended. Its primary purpose is to enable security forces to hunt down fleeing insurgents who survived the disastrous attack on a marine base in Bacho district of Narathiwat early Wednesday morning.
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