13 Jan '12, 9am

US warns of possible terrorist threat in Bangkok

US warns of possible terrorist threat in Bangkok

BANGKOK: The United States warned Friday of a terrorist threat against foreign tourists in Thailand, which said it was tracking two suspects who had entered the kingdom. "Foreign terrorists may be currently looking to conduct attacks against tourist areas in Bangkok in the near future," the US embassy in Bangkok said in an emergency message posted on its website. "US citizens are urged to exercise caution when visiting public areas where large groups of Western tourists gather in Bangkok." US Ambassador Kristie Kenney wrote on the Twitter social media website that the threat was "credible" and specific to Bangkok. The Thai government said that it had been informed by the United States that a pair of suspected Muslim "terrorists" had arrived in the kingdom. "The US contacted us last night about two terrorists who entered Thailand and plan terrorist activities," Thai Defence...

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