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Thai Beach Resorts on Terror Alert

The US Embassy in Thailand is heavily guarded. Thailand has stepped up security at international schools, Western-run businesses and tourist areas including beach resorts such as Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui after intelligence reports warned of possible suicide bombings in the region. Police are also on high alert at the U.S., British and Australian embassies in the capital Bangkok, the second heightening of security this week, Australian Broadcasting Corp said in a radio report on Tuesday. But Australia’s foreign affairs department has downplayed any terrorism threat. “Neither the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) or our mission in Bangkok have received information recently of an increased threat to our embassy in Thailand,” a DFAT spokeswoman told the Australian Associated Press. “There has been no increased physical security at our Bangkok mission overnight.” Australia updated its travel advice for Thailand on June 13 to reflect increased concerns of terrorist activities in the country and boosted security at its embassy. Full Story

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