After Hizbullah Arrests, Israel Asks Thailand to Bolster Security

(Bangkok Post-Thailand) The Israeli Embassy in Thailand has asked the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) to step up safety measures for tourists on the popular backpacker Rambutri and Khao San roads in Bangkok's Phra Nakhon district until Tuesday after a terrorist plot to attack Israelis in the area was foiled. Two terrorists were arrested in Bangkok, accused of planning attacks on Israeli tourists on Khao San Road, and of having close ties to Hizbullah. Police Lt.-Gen. Kamronwit Thoopkrachang said the embassy told police that Hizbullah terrorists were planning to carry out attacks at six locations in Bangkok during Passover. The embassy also thanked the MPB for its arrest of the two men, identified as French-Lebanese national Daoud Farhat and Lebanese-Filipino national Youssef Ayad. Police Maj.-Gen. Thitirat Nongharnpitak said additional plain-clothes and uniformed police officers had been deployed to Khao San Road and neighboring areas where the majority of Israeli visitors stay.

2014-04-22 00:00:00

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