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Armed Islamic State man tried to ‘fly THAI’

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Thai Airways Boeing 777-300 heading to Bangkok from Brisbane, Australia

Thai Airways Boeing 777-300 heading to Bangkok from Brisbane, Australia. Photo: David McKelvey / flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.


Thai security authorities are on full alert despite having played down the arrest of a Malaysian national with alleged links to Islamic State (IS) militants in Pakistan while about to board a Thai Airways International (THAI) flight to Bangkok.

“His final destination was not Thailand but Malaysia. He was to be in Thailand just for transit to Malaysia,” said a source at a military intelligence unit.

Full story: Bangkok Post

WASSANA NANUAM AND BOONSONG KOSITCHOTETHANA
BANGKOK POST


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