Terrorism fears 'unfounded'

Russian state tourism agency Rostourism is warning travellers to be extra careful and avoid crowds in Thailand. Deputy PM Prawit (above) says, nonsense. (Post Today photo)

Thai authorities have brushed aside terrorism fears after Russia's federal agency on tourism told travellers coming to Thailand to exercise great care.

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, who is in charge of national security, said Thailand is not a target or destination of terrorism.

Russia's Sputnik news agency on Wednesday night reported that Russian state tourism agency Rostourism had warned Russian tourists in Thailand of potential terror threats and recommended they avoid visiting crowded places.

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