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Phuket News: Thailand 'No. 9 in terror risk'

Thailand is the world's ninth most-prone country to terrorist attacks, according to a ranking devised by a British-based firm specialising in risk management and terrorism insurance.


By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 15 May 2013, 11:19AM


The Aon map of countries at risk of terrorism puts Thailand just below the top tier, ranked at 4 on a danger scale of 5.

The Aon map of countries at risk of terrorism puts Thailand just below the top tier, ranked at 4 on a danger scale of 5.

Aon Plc said its latest rankings of all the world's countries left Thailand with a rating of four out of five on the company's terrorism risk map.

It cited "(n)ear daily attacks by separatist militants" in the deep South.

According to Aon, the top-10 countries at risk from terrorism are, in order, Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Somalia, Syria, Thailand and Yemen.

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The company's 2013 Terrorism and Political Violence Map released on Wednesday (Thailand time) noted that the "sporadic" street demonstrations have not returned to Bangkok, and that "no substantial border clashes have occurred" with Cambodia. But its report on the country said there was still a threat of both, as well as the possibility of a coup d'etat.

"Terrorist attacks are now regarded as a foreseeable risk," said a press release issued with the map and summary. But it made no mention of terrorism in Thailand apart from the violence in the deep South.

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