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Al-Qaeda plotted to attack El Al plane in Bangkok: Israeli TV

Police in Thailand recently thwarted a plot by the al-Qaeda network to launch an attack on an Israeli El Al airliner in Bangkok, Israeli television reported. Thai police arrested a man at Bangkok airport allegedly filming around the El Al airline counter and found a plan to attack passengers as they headed toward their plane in a raid on his home, the report said. It gave no details about the man, who was arrested some three months ago, but it said Bangkok airport was considered by Israeli authorities to be a “sensitive” area for possible al-Qaeda attacks. The New York Times reported Saturday that a suspected al-Qaeda leader called Hambali told the US Central Intelligence Agency that the network planned to attack passenger planes and two US-managed hotels in Bangkok. He said the attacks would come at an international summit next month. Full Story

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