Hambali 'eyed Bangkok embassies'
Top Asian terror suspect Hambali, who was arrested in Thailand last week, may have been plotting attacks against Western embassies in Bangkok, the Thai prime minister has said. Thaksin Shinawatra confirmed a report in The Australian newspaper that Hambali revealed while under interrogation that he had the Australian and US embassies in his sights. The Thai leader also claimed he had been misquoted as saying that Hambali was planning to sabotage the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation forum) summit, which will be attended by US President George W Bush and others in October. “I told you (reporters) that he did not target the APEC summit. I said that his men went to inspect sensitive locations – US, Australian and Israeli interests,” Mr Thaksin was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency. An Asian intelligence officer quoted in The Australian also said that Hambali had denied the plan. Full Story