Report: Thailand Terror Suspect Blames Israel's Mossad for Arrest

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A Lebanese-Swedish man detained in a terror probe in Thailand has told a Swedish newspaper that he's innocent and blamed Israel's Mossad spy agency for his arrest.

The tabloid Aftonbladet on Friday said it spoke to 47-year-old Atris Hussein in a Bangkok prison where he's being held on allegations of illegally possessing explosive materials.

Thai police officers escort a Lebanese suspect in Samut Sakhon province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, January 16, 2012.Credit: Reuters

Hussein was quoted as saying he is "100 percent innocent" and that "much of the material the police found in my warehouse had been placed there, probably by the Israeli security service Mossad."

Thai police have said Hussein was storing the explosive materials in Bangkok before shipping them to another destination.

His arrest last week was linked to U.S.and Israeli warnings of a possible terror threat in Bangkok.

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