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Thais 'Admit JI Membership'

Three Thai Muslims arrested on suspicion of planning to attack western embassies and tourist spots have confessed that they belong to regional terror group Jemaah Islamiah, police say. “Yes, (the three) have admitted they are members of JI,” Major General Tritot Ronnaritvichai, a commander of Thai special branch police, told AFP news agency. The men – a religious teacher, his son, and a medical doctor – were arrested on Tuesday in the southern province of Narathiwat, which borders Malaysia. JI is accused of carrying out last October’s bombing on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali which killed more than 200 people. Australia and New Zealand last month advised against non-essential travel to Thailand, warning that the country was at risk of attack by Islamic militants. Full Story

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