Suspected bomber arrested by Thai police possibly Turkish

Thai police who Saturday arrested a suspect in the Aug. 17 bombing attacks on a Bangkok Hindi shrine, which killed 20 people, most of them tourists, say he is a foreigner, aged 28 and possibly Turkish. They add he is not the man filmed on security cameras as he left the scene, but they believe he is part of the network which engineered the two bomb attacks. The two Turkish passports found in his apartment appear to be fake, among many other “empty fake passports and various kinds of evidence,” said Thai police spokesman Lt. Gen. Prawut Thavornsiri. Also found in his apartment were “the same types of fuses, ball bearings, and pipes” as used in the attack.

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