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Thais charged with terror plots

Thai police have formally charged four alleged members of the Muslim militant group Jemaah Islamiah with plotting to bomb embassies and tourist spots in the country. State prosecutor Niphon Kwanyoo said the Thai nationals were accused of preparing to launch crimes within Thailand from abroad and seeking perpetrators to carry them out. Prosecutors are also asking Singapore to hand over one of its nationals, a man called Arifin bin Ali, for trial on similar charges. Three of the Thais were arrested in June, the fourth surrendered in July. They are accused of targeting the American, Australian, British, Israeli and Singaporean embassies, as well as tourist areas in Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya. According to the Associated Press news agency, intelligence officials claim the four Thais and the Singaporean were working with top Asian terror suspect Hambali, who was arrested in central Thailand last month. Full Story

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