US Warns of Possible Terrorist Attack in Bangkok

Citizens urged to be cautious in tourist areas

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 13, 2012 8:32 AM CST

(Newser) – US citizens visiting Thailand were warned today that terrorists may be planning attacks on tourist areas in Bangkok "in the near future," the Bangkok Post reports. A message from the US embassy urges citizens "to exercise caution when visiting public areas where large groups of Western tourists gather in Bangkok," and "to keep a low profile in public areas."

This aerial picture shows clouds looming over the Bangkok skyline on October 16, 2011.
This aerial picture shows clouds looming over the Bangkok skyline on October 16, 2011.   (Getty Images)
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