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Terror alert 'asking for trouble'

Govt buying fight with militants, analysts say

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  • Writer: Amornrat Mahitthirook & Saritdet Marukatat
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The government's handling of the recent terror alert could drag Thailand into conflict with the Hezbollah militant group, analysts said yesterday. 

Surachart Bamrungsuk of Chulalongkorn University's political science faculty expressed surprise at the publicity surrounding such a "delicate" and "sensitive" issue.

The operation warranted a much lower profile and suspect Atris Hussein should have been deported immediately after his arrest at Suvarnabhumi Airport last Thursday.

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