30 Nov '16, 10am

Thai police arrest three men suspected of plotting bomb attacks at tourist sites in #Bangkok

BANGKOK: Thai police on Wednesday (Nov 30) arrested three men suspected of planning bomb attacks at tourist sites in the capital, Bangkok, and nearby provinces, a top officer said. The three hailed from Thailand's Muslim-majority south, where a decades-old insurgency has pitted separatist militants against government forces, said deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul. But he ruled out any link between the suspected plotters and the insurgency. "All three came from the southern provinces and were prepared to carry out an attack in Bangkok and surrounding areas but we believe they are not separatists," Srivara told reporters. "They planned to target tourist sites," Srivara said. The three hoped to attack six locations, Srivara said, but he did not give details nor elaborate on what their motive might have been. Police said in a statement the plots were "desig...

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