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Man Arrested in Thai 'Dirty Bomb' Case

Undercover Thai police, tipped off by U.S. investigators, on Friday arrested a man Friday trying to sell them radioactive material that could be used to make so-called “dirty bombs.” Police did not say if the man was suspected of having terrorist connections, and U.S. officials said the material was not destined for weapons against Americans, as originally suspected. The arrest came after three alleged Islamic terrorists were arrested this week in southern Thailand, accused of plotting bombings of embassies and tourists spots here. The men are alleged members of Jemaah Islamiyah, the terror group blamed for last year’s nightclub bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali. In Friday’s sting operation, Thai police met Narong Penanam, 44, in the parking lot of a Bangkok hotel, where he gave them a metal container that he said contained uranium, police Col. Pisit Pisutisak said. Full Story

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