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Thailand arrests foreign suspect in Bangkok blast probe


Thailand arrests foreign suspect in Bangkok blast probe

Bangkok, Sep 02 (ANI): Thai police arrested a second foreign suspect in the country's deadliest bombing and said they believed he played an important role in the August 17 blast that ripped through a Hindu shrine in Bangkok, killing 20 people and injuring more than 100. Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) spokesman, Winthai Suvaree said the suspect resembled the yellow-shirt male seen in CCTV footage near the blasted shrine.

Fourteen foreigners were among those killed in the blast, which the military government said was aimed at dealing a blow to an already ailing economy. The arrest came after security forces detained a first foreign suspect in weekend raids on the outskirts of Bangkok, in which they also found explosives.

The authorities have not confirmed the first suspect's identity or nationality. He is charged with possessing illegal explosives.

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