Bomb material found in Thailand after terror warnings

By REUTERS
January 16, 2012 08:56




BANGKOK - Thai police discovered bomb-making material after the detention of a Lebanese man suspected of planning an attack, but the prime minister insisted on Monday that everything was under control.

Authorities beefed up security in parts of the capital and other areas popular with tourists after the United States and Israel warned on Friday of a possible terrorist attack.

Police detained a Lebanese man reportedly carrying a Swedish passport. Officials said he had links with Hezbollah, a Shi'ite Islamist group in Lebanon backed by Syria and Iran that is on the US blacklist of foreign terrorist organizations.


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