Update 2022-08-17 (2): According to further reports on Wednesday (17 August), fire or bomb attacks occurred at seven more stores. At least seven people were injured.
2022-08-17: According to the sources, on Tuesday night (16 August, local time) at least ten convenience Stores and a gas station were fire-bombed by suspected militants in at least 11 places in the Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani provinces of Thailand injuring at least three people. As per the reports coordinated attacks were meant to incite trouble. No casualties were reported.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.