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Security forces in the far South have been put on high alert on intelligence reports indicating militants plan more violence before Ramadan ends, with Aug 16-19 the danger period, Deputy Prime Minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa said on Thursday. 

Gen Yutthasak said Muslim militants had been instilled with the belief that indulgin in violence during the holy month of Ramadan would count as a good deed.

Therefore, governors of all southern border provinces had been instructed to be on high alert until the end of Ramadan on Aug 19.

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