UPDATED: Thai authorities arrested a foreign national over Bangkok bombing.
- Bangkok bombing suspect probe continues.
A foreign national who is believed in connection with the bombing at a religious shrine that killed at least 20 people in Thailand’s capital. Police don’t know if the suspect is Turkish but a senior officer said: “He’s most likely related to the bombing.”
According to Thai authority initial report, a Turkish national who is believed to have lived in an apartment in Nong Chok district outskirt of Bangkok with several passports and bomb-making materials, the suspect “looks like the one we are looking for,” said police official Prawut Thavornsiri.
Thai Police earlier said they had discovered possible bomb-making materials that could have been used in the evening attack in Bangkok’s busy centre on Aug 17.
Bangkok bombing suspect, now in military custody, has been charged with the “illegal possession of bomb-making materials” and was found with multiple passports, Prawut said in the broadcast.
The driver of a Tuk-Tuk who is believed to have driven the suspect who planted a bomb at a shrine in Bangkok, killing at least 20 people, is being sought by police. Thai authority has asked Interpol for help in tracking down the man who they believe planted a bomb in Bangkok that killed at least 20 people.
“Bombing was indeed a coward terrorist attack targets innocents. However rushing to make deceptive stories is as bad as terrorism. There are huge discrepancies with first report and sketch. Seems big boss china putting pressure on thai government to make a story to that pleases china’s interests.” a comment said.
Earlier, two men captured on CCTV surveillance video entering the shrine ahead of Monday’s bombing turned themselves in, but it does not seem they’re linked to the attack, Prawut said. Police raided the suspect’s flat reportedly also finding bomb-making equipment, according to report.
Thai authorities set up extra security around Bangkok, and the Royal Thai Police urged tourists to exercise caution when out and about. Tourism groups mobilized to offer interpreters and change travel arrangements. Earlier,
At least 10 people may have taken part in the bombing, but the attack is unlikely to be linked to international terrorist groups, Thai authorities say. Image of Getty