Govt urges calm after disclosure IS-linked Syrians entered Thailand

Leaked memo says militants targeting Russians in Pattaya, Phuket, Bangkok

A sign in Russian aimed at tourists on Koh Larn near Pattaya, the country’s biggest stronghold for Russian tourists and expats in Thailand. A leaked police letter said Islamic State-group Syrians entered in October to target Russians in the city, as well as three other locales. (Photo by Thanin Weeradet)

National Security Council chief Gen Thawip Netniyom on Friday urged the public to remain calm following the revelation that 10 Syrians linked to the Islamic State group had entered Thailand with plans to attack Russians in popular tourist-resort cities.

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