Phnom Penh (FN), April 11 - The U.S Embassy in Phnom Penh released a statement "Possible Explosive Device During Khmer New Year 2018" for security purposes, according to Embassy Phnom Penh's Facebook on April 11, 2018.

"There have been media reports that an activist group may try to place an explosive device near Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh, or other similar locations in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, Cambodia, during the Khmer New Year holiday from April 12 to April 16, 2018. U.S. government personnel have been advised to exercise caution around Wat Phnom and to be aware of their surroundings in general," according to the statement.

"Actions to take: exercise caution in areas with large crowds; if seeing an unattended object, leave the area immediately; monitor local media for updates; be aware of surroundings," it added.