Hizballah planned Mumbai-style attack on Habad Bangkok, Khao San restaurants – debka.com, January 16, 2012
[Don’t expect these details from the local English-language press.]
The Thai police’s capture of a Lebanese-Swedish Hizballah suspect, who was charged Monday, Jan. 16, thwarted a terrorist attack on Bet Habad in Bangkok, involving the taking of hostages and blowing up the building. It was to have followed the same lines as al Qaeda’s 2008 assault on the Mumbai Habad center which killed 8 Israelis and Jews – only more ambitious. The Habad Bangkok is much larger: its hostel has rooms for dozens of lodgers. A second team was to have hit the Khao San Road restaurants popular with Israelis and Americans in a coordinated operation…
Update: 19:58 – The Bangkok Post is leading with this story now.