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Thailand warns of possible threat to US consulate

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Afp, Bangkok

Thailand yesterday said that it had tightened security around the US consulate in the northern city of Chiang Mai in response to warnings of a possible terrorist threat.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she had "instructed security officials to step up security protection" at the diplomatic facility.
A Thai senior intelligence official who did not want to be named said the government had received information late last week about a possible threat.
"We have learned that al-Qaeda linked Salafists (ultra-orthodox Islamists) may be planning an attack on the US consulate in Chiang Mai," he told AFP.

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