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Three Held, More Sought in Bomb Plot

Cambodian police continue to search for suspects in an alleged bombing plot, having arrested since Tuesday a married couple in the border town of Poipet and one man in Kandal province on the outskirts of the capital.

Government spokesman Khieu Kanharith said Friday the suspects will be displayed to the public in a press conference at the Ministry of Interior Saturday morning, before being sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Authorities hope to charge the three with involvement in a plot to explode a series of TNT explosive devices at two government buildings: one in the garden in front of the Ministry of National Defense and two on a street corner near the headquarters of TV3.

Suspect Ty To, 51, who has four different aliases, was arrested in Poipet Tuesday, along with his wife, Houl Kim Lang, 28, while Phy Savoeung, 49, was arrested Thursday afternoon in Kandal’s Kien Svay district.

Khieu Kanharith said police are still looking for additional suspects, including a mastermind behind the plot.

The three bombs were found by authorities on Friday, Jan. 2, and were disposed of by a unit from the Cambodian Mine Action Center that afternoon.