Bangkok on high alert after bomb attacks warning

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thai-police_bangkokBangkok stepped up security at landmarks, shopping malls, public places and its two main international airports following an intelligence report of possible bomb attacks by the end of this month in the capital and its suburbs.

Combined police and military teams on October 11 raided several locations and took a number of suspects for questioning following an alert for what is believed could be car-bomb attacks. The action unfolded came after Bangkok Metropolitan deputy police chief Pol. Gen. Srivara Ransibrahmanakul held a meeting with the Australian ambassador and an Australian counter-terrorism official.

While nothing suspicious has been found so far, Srivara said the increased security will continue to focus on tourist attractions, embassies, symbolic venues and other “vulnerable places.” Bangkok authorities already were on high alert during the past weekend when the Asia Cooperation Dialogue Business Forum was held the city and many prominent foreign visitors attended.

Authorities are also monitoring movements of people suspected of launching serial bombings in seven southern and central provinces on August 11 and 12, a day when a wave of bomb attacks in tourist destinations in seven provinces had killed four Thai people and injured many foreign tourists. The bombers remain at large.

Security has also been stepped up on certain groups of people in the restive southern Thailand, including foreigners, as the end of October marks several anniversaries relating to the insurgence in three Muslim southern provinces. Srivara said that security forces expect trouble in the far south in the border provinces when the anniversary of the establishment of the insurgent group the Barisan Revolusi Nasional is marked.

 

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Bangkok stepped up security at landmarks, shopping malls, public places and its two main international airports following an intelligence report of possible bomb attacks by the end of this month in the capital and its suburbs.

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thai-police_bangkokBangkok stepped up security at landmarks, shopping malls, public places and its two main international airports following an intelligence report of possible bomb attacks by the end of this month in the capital and its suburbs.

Combined police and military teams on October 11 raided several locations and took a number of suspects for questioning following an alert for what is believed could be car-bomb attacks. The action unfolded came after Bangkok Metropolitan deputy police chief Pol. Gen. Srivara Ransibrahmanakul held a meeting with the Australian ambassador and an Australian counter-terrorism official.

While nothing suspicious has been found so far, Srivara said the increased security will continue to focus on tourist attractions, embassies, symbolic venues and other “vulnerable places.” Bangkok authorities already were on high alert during the past weekend when the Asia Cooperation Dialogue Business Forum was held the city and many prominent foreign visitors attended.

Authorities are also monitoring movements of people suspected of launching serial bombings in seven southern and central provinces on August 11 and 12, a day when a wave of bomb attacks in tourist destinations in seven provinces had killed four Thai people and injured many foreign tourists. The bombers remain at large.

Security has also been stepped up on certain groups of people in the restive southern Thailand, including foreigners, as the end of October marks several anniversaries relating to the insurgence in three Muslim southern provinces. Srivara said that security forces expect trouble in the far south in the border provinces when the anniversary of the establishment of the insurgent group the Barisan Revolusi Nasional is marked.

 

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