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Car Bomb Plot: Junta Confirms 5 Being Held for Questioning

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View of Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok

View of Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. Photo: ADwart.

BANGKOK — Five men arrested along the course of last week were still under military custody Monday for their suspected involvement in an alleged plot to bomb Suvarnabhumi Airport and other targets, a junta spokesman said.

Up to 40 people were initially arrested in sweeping raids that lasted several days, raising concerns about arbitrary arrests and secret detentions. The operation was launched after it emerged on Oct. 10 that an unspecified militant group was preparing to stage car bomb attacks at major landmarks in Bangkok’s southeastern suburb, including one of the city’s international airports.

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By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English

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