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Vietnam jails man accused of trying to bomb hotel

A state-owned newspaper says a Vietnamese man has been imprisoned for 12 years for trying to bomb and blackmail a luxury hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

world Updated: Aug 01, 2009 11:30 IST

A state-owned newspaper says a Vietnamese man has been imprisoned for 12 years for trying to bomb and blackmail a luxury hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Youth newspaper says a court in the southern city convicted 22-year-old Vo Anh Tuan in a one-day trial on Friday. The Saturday report says Tuan hid a homemade bomb in the hotel in May then demanded $20,000, hoping to recoup stock trading losses. It says police arrested Tuan when he went to collect the money from a hotel representative.

It says authorities defused the 0.5-kilogram bomb that Tuan said he made using instructions online. Court officials were not available for comment on Saturday

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