Tue, Apr 27, 2004
Each Got A Warning Letter
The organization may be shady, but
the letters are crystal-clear: If your countries don't pull troops
out of Iraq, your airline offices in Bangkok, Thailand, will be
The threatening letters were sent to Kuwait Airways, Korean Air
and Philippine Airlines by a mysterious group called, "Yellow-Red
"The letters are similar to that sent to the Korean embassy, the
format and fonts are similar. We believe they are the same group,"
said Thai Special Branch commander Tritot Ronaritwitichai, quoted
by the French news agency AFP. "The letter threatened terrorist
attacks against the airline office in Bangkok, but not against
flights," he said.
Thai security around the airport has been stepped up, said the
commander, although the airport is operating normally.
A fourth air carrier, Singapore Airlines, reportedly also
received a letter, but a spokesman would not acknowledge any terror
communications when asked by reporters.
A Korean Air executive told AFP, "I don't think the people
behind this letter are really aiming to mount a terrorist attack. I
think it was done by a group which has lost advantages in Korea and
are using the current situation where people are concerned about
terrorism for their benefit."
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