Violence threats alert Thai gov't: spokesman

20:54, August 03, 2010      

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Thailand's government has been vigilant on receiving a warning from an intelligence unit of possible attacks with "car bombs" in key business areas, acting government spokesman Panithan Wattanayagorn said on Tuesday, the Bangkok Post's website reported.

The important business areas, which are targeted by the possible violence attacks, include Silom and Yaowarat areas in central Bangkok, he said.

According to the warning, the car bombs would be placed in crowded areas aiming to kill people, unlike in the past when bombs were planted in garbage bins or telephone booths only to create chaos or public disturbances, Panithan, who is also the Prime Minister's deputy secretary-general, said.

In responding to the warning, more security checkpoints have been set up, especially during the night time, and intelligence work intensified, he said.

Source: Xinhua

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