(BANGKOK) — American citizens in Thailand are being warned of potential terror attacks that may take place soon in Bangkok.
The U.S. embassy in Thailand issued an emergency message on Friday, alerting that “foreign terrorists may be currently looking to conduct attacks against tourist areas in Bangkok in the near future.”
The embassy urged Americans to “exercise caution when visiting public areas where large groups of Western tourists gather in Bangkok.”
“U.S. citizens are encouraged to maintain a heightened awareness when out in public; be alert for unattended packages/bags in public/crowded places and report any suspicious behavior to the nearest law enforcement personnel. We also encourage you to keep a low profile in public areas, particularly areas frequented by foreign tourists,” it added.
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