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29 Nov 2019 | 05:33 AM UTC

Thailand: Heightened security reported along Burmese border in Sangkhla Buri November 28

Security tightened along the border with Myanmar in Sangkhla Buri district November 28; avoid the area

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Event

As of Friday, November 29, heightened security measures have been implemented at the Three Pagodas border crossing, located along the Thailand-Myanmar border (Sangkhla Buri district; Kanchanaburi) after clashes erupted between Myanmar troops and Mon fighters in Ban Bo Yeepun village (Myanmar) on Wednesday, November 27. As of Friday, more than 700 people have reportedly fled to Thailand.

Border crossing have been restricted for Thai citizens, and border trade and vehicle crossings have been suspended on Soi Kaset 1. Business disruptions have also been reported. Authorities have advised foreign travelers to avoid the area.

Further transportation and business disruption are expected in the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals present in Kanchanaburi province are advised to monitor developments to the situation, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.