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Four suspected terrorists arrested over Thai bomb plots

Three Thais and a Singaporean have been arrested on charges of planning a series of attacks against foreign embassies and a popular tourist spot in Bangkok. Thai officials said the three Thai Muslims were arrested Tuesday in the southern province of Narathiwat which borders Malaysia, while Singaporean officials said the Singaporean was detained in Bangkok on May 16. “They were involved in bomb plots against the United States, Australian and British embassies and a tourist spot in Bangkok,” a senior officer from the National Intelligence Agency told reporters after the Thai arrests. “They were wanted on Thai and Singapore arrest warrants for threatening national security,” he said on condition of anonymity. Shortly after the Thai announcement, Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs said a senior Singaporean member of regional terrorist organisation Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), Arifin bin Ali, had been arrested in Bangkok. Full Story

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