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.   (Getty Images)
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