9/11 terrorist claims he planned other attacks

Thai authorities will investigate claims by suspected September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammad that he plotted attacks against an Israeli El Al plane and nightclubs frequented by Westerners in Thailand, a security official said Saturday. "We have to double check and investigate whether the testimony is true or not," said Prakit Prachonpatjanuk, secretary general of Thailand's National Security Council. The alleged plots figured among 31 acts of actual or alleged al-Qaida strikes that Muhammad confessed to planning during a closed military hearing at the Guantanamo Bay US naval prison in Cuba. The Pentagon released a transcript of Mohammed's hearing Wednesday.