Thai Police: IS militants not found in Thailand

The Royal Thai Police assured the public that no Islamic State militants had been found in Thailand following a warning by the Russian Federal Security Service which claimed that ten Syrians linked to Islamic State entered the country in October.


Speaking about a leaked document citing a possible entry of ten Syrians linked with the Islamic State group into the kingdom, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, National Police Chief, said not a single movement by the Islamic State has been reported in Thailand while admitting the existence of such document. He added that a team has been assigned to investigate how the document was released.

Meanwhile, Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen said Thai authorities had been on heightened sense of alert after the deadly Paris attacks which killed more than 120 innocent people last month.

In the meantime, Deputy Prime Minister Gen Thanasak Patimaprakorn made known that the document was only a warning, not an intelligence report while urging calm among the public.


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