Thai Police Beef Up Security In Danok After Bomb Blast

DANOK (Thailand), Dec 23 (Bernama) — Thailand police have enforced tight security around the Hotel Oliver area in Danok, the site of a bomb blast that rocked the border town between Malaysia and Thailand, Sunday.

However, the surrounding areas remained quiet and peaceful with no further incidents reported while business at the area went on as usual.

A food stall owner in Danok, Adul Ulang Adul Halim Mahmud, 51, said the incident, the first in the town for more than 30 years, shocked the people and business community in the area.

“We have lived here and gone about our business for 30 odd years and this is the first bombing incident. There may have been a specific motive but it is going to affect tourist arrivals, especially Malaysians and hurt business,” he told Bernama, here Monday.

Adul Halim was however, happy that the situation was under control and hoped the situation would return to normal soon.

Meanwhile, Songkhla Governor Girisada Booncharn is expected to visit the site of the bomb explosion today in Danok.

Yesterday, South Thailand was rocked by a series of explosions in Padang Besar, Danok and Sadao, killing two Thais and injuring 25 others.

No Malaysians were injured in the incident.

— BERNAMA

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