Thai Police Tighten Security Following ISIS Warning by US Embassy

Thai Police Tighten Security Following ISIS Warning by US Embassy
The US Embassy warned  of possible attacks by the Islamic State
The US Embassy warned of possible attacks by the Islamic State

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BANGKOK – Deputy national police chief Pol General Sriwara Ransibhramanakul said Friday, that Police have stepped up security at crowded locations following a reported warning by the US Embassy of possible attacks by the Islamic State militant group.

Pol General Sriwara Ransibhramanakul said that he has ordered police units to increase security measures against possible terror incidents or sabotage.

“All the state agencies have been warned to help protect the important locations, as well as tourist destinations, shopping malls, transportation hubs and airports,” he said.

However, Sriwara said that the authorities have found no evidence to show that IS was operating in Thailand. “And there has been no indication of violence anytime soon,” he added.

But due to the violence that is taking place in many countries around the world, the Thai authorities will not take risks about this matter, Sriwara said.

“Thailand will have to be fully alert about this and we will not take any risks. The authorities will have to be serious about this,” he said

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