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Newsline: Security stepped up at Russian embassy in Bangkok after blast

Police have stepped up security at the Russian embassy in Bangkok following an explosion at the Saint Petersburg metro Monday that killed 11 people. Bang Rak police chief Pol Col Nakhon Thongphanit said he has deployed more police officers to guard the embassy around the clock. He said they normally deploy officers to guard the embassy and patrol the area, but that will be increased following the incident in Russia. He said they were working with the Black Tiger unit of the Special Branch Police Bureau and officers from the Patrol and Special Operation Division to step up security at the embassy on Sap Road, Surawong, Bangrak.



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