Security beefed up ahead of Thaksin’s visit to the south

PATTANI: Hundreds of Thai troop reinforcements arrived in the Muslim south yesterday to help avert further attacks expected after last week's bloody clashes with militants, as the prime minister said he would visit the strife-torn region. 

Days after Wednesday's unprecedented attacks by Muslim militants left more than 110 people dead, two overnight attacks by unknown assailants in Yala province set the deep south further on edge with one policeman wounded. 

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