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Thai police claim Bangkok bomb plot called off
Thai police chief says Bangkok bomb plot called off, though one alleged plotter still at large
By The Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) ' Police in Thailand say an alleged terrorist plot aimed at Bangkok has been thwarted, though one of the men who prompted urgent terror warnings from the United States and Israel remains at large.

Police Chief Gen. Priewpan Damapong said Saturday that the alleged bombing plot had been called off by the alleged plotters ' both Lebanese men said to be linked to pro-Iranian Hezbollah militants.

One man has been in custody for questioning, and the other remains at large.



The U.S. Embassy had circulated a warning Friday that there was a "real and credible" terrorist threat against Americans in Bangkok, and Israel issued a similar warning. Thai authorities say they are pursuing the missing suspect.


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