Martial law in Pattani

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  • Tuesday, 06 Jan 2004

BANGKOK: Thailand declared martial law in three southern provinces yesterday after a bomb blast killed two policemen following brazen attacks on Sunday, which authorities mostly blamed on bandits eager to protect lucrative weapons smuggling interests. 

Kuala Lumpur immediately issued an advice to Malaysians not to travel to Pattani and Narathiwat, the two affected provinces along with neighbouring Yala. 

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