Thai Deputy Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Bangkok (VNA)
– Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has admitted that the Islamic State (IS) may be trying to establish a cell in the country.

He said like in other countries, IS might try to set up a cell in Thailand but his country can prevent that and defend itself.

His statement came after Malaysia reported that four IS members, suspected of planning attacks on non-Muslim places of worships, had fled to the south of Thailand. Three of them are Malaysians and the other is a Thai national.

Malaysian police described the four suspected IS-linked terrorists as “dangerous” and capable of launching attacks that could pose a threat to national security.-VNA