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Most shops closed in deep South

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Most shops were closed and few vendors were selling in fresh markets in Yala and Narathiwat on Friday morning after reports circulated that separatist militants planned widespread unrest in the deep South on Friday, the Muslim sabbath. 

Reports said at least 70% of the shops remained closed and fresh markets were unusually quiet.

Yala governor Decharat Simsiri and military officials inspected security arrangements at a fresh market on Friday morning. 

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