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Malaysia

Malaysia

Terrorism
Terrorism remains a threat in Malaysia, including in Kuala Lumpur and other major cities. On 28 June 2016, a grenade attack at a bar near Kuala Lumpur injured 8 people. Malaysian authorities have disrupted a number of terrorist plots and caution that further attacks are possible.

Germany

Germany

Terrorism
A heightened threat of terrorism remains throughout Germany.

Terrorist groups, individuals returning to Europe from areas of conflict, and individuals adhering to various forms of extremist ideologies, continue to make threats to conduct attacks in Germany and across Europe. Groups adhering to various ideologies have conducted attacks in the past.

In December 2020 – a knife attack in a shopping mall in Hamburg injuring three

Norway

Norway

Terrorism
Terrorist groups, individuals returning from Europe from areas of conflict, and individuals adhering to various forms of extremist ideologies, continue to make threats to conduct attacks in Norway and across Europe. Groups adhering to various ideologies have conducted attacks in the past.

Norwegian authorities occasionally make arrests of terrorism suspects and recommend heightened vigilance due to the ongoing risk.

Thailand

Thailand

Political Tension/Civil unrest
The political situation in Thailand can be unpredictable. In recent years, Thailand has experienced regular large-scale political demonstrations and unrest in Bangkok and other cities in Thailand.  Violent incidents in the vicinity of these demonstrations have resulted in serious injuries.

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Terrorism
Terrorist groups, individuals returning to Europe from areas of conflict, and individuals adhering to various forms of extremist ideologies, continue to make threats to conduct attacks in Netherland and across Europe. Groups adhering to various ideologies have conducted attacks in the past.