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Hambali 'planned summit attack'

The man suspected of being a top terrorist leader was planning to attack a meeting of world leaders in Bangkok, Thailand’s prime minister has said. Hambali, an Indonesian whose real name is Riduan Isamuddin, was arrested on Monday in the Thai city of Ayutthaya following a tip-off. He is suspected of being the operations chief for Jemaah Islamiah (JI), a group allegedly linked to al-Qaeda and blamed for last year’s Bali bombing as well as other attacks. “He came here for the purposes of mounting a terrorist attack,” Thaksin Shinawatra said. “He was not just using Thailand as a transit point. Full Story

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