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CCTV cameras burnt in Yala

At least 18 closed circuit security cameras were set on fire and destroyed by militants in Raman district of Yala province early Monday morning, police said.

Pol Lt-Col Somprat Kankanont, chief of the Kotabaru police station, led bomb disposal and forensic police to inspect many spots along the Yala - Kotabaru road after receiving reports of the attacks.

In tambon Kotabaru, police found eight surveillance cameras had been burnt at six spots. They had been wrapped in motorcycle tyre tubes soaked with petrol and then set alight.

Eight security cameras were similary set on fire at four spots in tambon Noen Ngam. Two others were also burnt in tambon Ba Ngoy.

Police were still checking when another surveillance cameras had also been destroyed.

Pol Lt-Col Somprat said Pol Maj-Gen Peera Boonliang, the Yala police chief, had ordered police to examine the footage from the cameras before they were destroyed to see if there were recordings of the attackers.

Witnesses told police the cameras were set on fire by a group of youths travelling on motorcycles between 2am and 3am.

Police believed that the arson was in retaliation for the arrest of Dullahaseng Yamasaka, alias Imam Haseng Jakua, a suspected militant leader.
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