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Thai Muslims held over terror plot

Thailand has detained three Thai Muslims they suspect were planning to attack western embassies and tourist spots in the country. The men were detained in southern Narathiwat province bordering Malaysia and have been linked with regional terrorism network Jemaah Islamiah (JI). One report linked their arrests with that of a Singaporean man arrested last month in Bangkok and now in detention in Singapore. 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. Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra admitted to the presence of JI members in the country, but said they were not active. According to Thai police, the three men arrested on Tuesday were planning to carry out attacks in the tourist attractions of Pattaya and Phuket, in addition to foreign embassies in the capital Bangkok. Full Story

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