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Cambodia Denies UN Claim It Could Become Terrorist Breeding Ground


Cambodia has criticized a report from a top U.N. official that the Southeast Asian country could become a breeding ground for terrorists.

The chairman of the U.N. Security Council committee on al-Qaida, Heraldo Munoz, said Cambodia needed to tighten up its defense measures to protect itself from terrorist networks. He said Phnom Penh lacks the resources to do so.

But Cambodian government officials dismissed the report, saying Phnom Penh is doing what it can to prevent terrorists from using the country as a base.

Cambodia is currently holding an Egyptian and two Thai nationals on suspicion of having links to terror groups.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.