A foreign suspect with alleged links to Hezbollah militants led Thai police Monday to a warehouse filled with materials commonly used to make bombs, as Thailand and the US disagreed over whether Bangkok was the target of a terror plot.
Police confiscated more than 4,000 kg of urea fertilizer and several gallons of liquid ammonium nitrate during the early morning raid of a warehouse in Samut Sakhon, on the western outskirts of Bangkok, according to police and media reports.
The raid came after the US embassy issued an "emergency message" on Friday warning of a possible terror threat against Americans in Bangkok, and Israel sent out a similar warning to its citizens. A dozen other embassies have since urged their citizens to exercise caution. The warnings come during heightened tension over US and Israeli responses to the prospect of Iran moving ahead with its nuclear programme.