From a leaked Thai police confidential document, police said that 10 Syrians linked to the Islamic State terror group had entered Thailand to attack Russian interests. This was based on information from Russia's Federal Security Service.
Thai police urged the stepping up of security around possible Russian targets. This comes after an ISIS affiliate claimed responsibility for bombing a Russian airliner over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in October. 224 people were killed in the bomb attack.
Thailand's police Special Branch revealed that 4 suspects went to Pattaya, 2 headed to Phuket while the destination for the remaining 2 suspects was unknown. Thawip Netniyom, the National Security Council Chief General has told all security units to remain vigilant and assured the public that "everything is safe, rest assured".