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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Thai Police Arrest in Erawan Bombing

Hat tip Bangkok Post

Authorities escort a prime suspect in the Aug 17 Erawan bombing after his arrest in Sa Kaeo province Tuesday. (NCPO handout photo)


As reports come in on the arrest of a "foreign" man by Thai police, the Bangkok Post has photos and a video of the suspect in custody, who Thai police believe is the yellow-shirted man who set off a bomb two weeks ago in Bangkok. He was arrested Saturday at the Thai-Cambodian border.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/vdo/thailand/676760/video-of-erawan-bomb-suspect

Although the name and nationality have not been released, Thai police have seized multiple passports being used by the suspect(s) and some reports in Thailand indicate he may be Turkish.

Fox News has additional details which give further credence to the Turkish connection. It says the motive may have to do with support for the Muslim Uighur minority in China.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/09/01/thai-prime-minister-says-main-suspect-in-bangkok-bombing-arrested/?intcmp=hplnws

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