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Thai police: At least 10 people involved in Bangkok bombing

Traffic resumes around the Shrine where the blast happened. Credit: Reuters

The Thai police chief has said that at least 10 people were involved in the Bangkok bombing and the attack was planned at least one month in advance.

"It is a big network. There was preparation using many people," Somyot Poompanmuang told reporters.

"This includes those who looked out on the streets, prepared the bomb and those at the site and...those who knew the escape route," he said.

"There must have been at least 10 people involved."

Bangkok bombing: Thailand asks for Interpol help

Police have issued an arrest warrant for this man and asked Interpol for help. Credit: Thai police

Thailand has asked Interpol for help in tracking down the man who they believe planted a bomb in Bangkok that killed at least 20 people.

Authorities have sent the international police organisation a photograph of the man in the hope they can track help with inquiries, according to the Reuters news agency.

The military government in the initially reluctant in asking for outside help but now appears to be softening this stance after finding few clues itself.


Images of new Bangkok bombing suspects released

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Thai police have released CCTV images of two new suspects in the Bangkok bombing.

Officials said the two men, one dressed in red and another in white, were seen milling around the first suspect, who wore a yellow t-shirt.

Police said the two men appeared to be shielding the man in yellow from the view of the crowd as he placed a black rucksack in front of a railing.

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Arrest warrant issued for man seen in Bangkok blast CCTV

Police have issued an arrest warrant for this man. Credit: Thai police

Thai Police have issued an arrest warrant for a "foreign man" seen in CCTV footage of the Bangkok blast.

The warrant says police are seeking "a foreign man, unnamed, according to the sketch", referring to a sketch released earlier in the day that showed a fair-skinned man with thick, medium-length black hair, a wispy beard and black glasses.

The man could be of "mixed origin", Thai police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri said in a televised interview.

Two more suspects identified in Bangkok bombing CCTV

At least 20 people died in Monday's attack, including one British citizen. Credit: Reuters

Two more suspects in the Bangkok bombing have been identified by Thai police.

Officials said two men seen in the CCTV footage at the Erawan shrine were now being treated as suspects.

They identified them as "the person in red and the person in white" in the grainy footage.

A third suspect wearing a yellow t-shirt whose image has been released is yet to be found.


Sketch of Bangkok bombing suspect released by police

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A sketch of the Bangkok bombing suspect has been released by Thai police.

A one million baht (£18,000) reward has been offered to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of the suspect, who was seen on CCTV wearing a yellow t-shirt at the scene.

Authorities are monitoring the country's borders but are unsure if the suspect is still in Thailand.

Police offer reward to help track down Bangkok bomber

Floral tributes and messages have been left at the scene of the bombing. Credit: Reuters

Two foreigners have been interviewed in connection with the Bangkok bombing, but Thai police said they are yet to locate the main suspect.

A one million baht (£18,000) reward has been offered to anyone providing information leading to the arrest of the suspect, who was seen on CCTV wearing a yellow t-shirt at the scene.

Investigators believe he could have been working with "one or two other people at the scene".

Police spokesman Prawut Thavomsiri said a sketch of the man had been completed and facial recognition technology would be used to try to identify him, but added it was possible the suspect was in disguise at the time.

Almost all of those killed at the Erawan shrine on Monday had wounds inflicted by ball bearings that were packed into the bomb, forensic investigators said.

Bangkok bombing suspect 'part of a network', say police

Police do not know the nationality of the man or if he is still in Thailand. Credit: Reuters

Thai investigators do not know if the man suspected of bombing a Bangkok shrine is still in the country, police said on Wednesday.

The nationality of the suspect, who police believe was part of a "network", also remains a mystery.

Police chief Somyot Pumpanmuang told reporters: "He didn't do it alone, for sure. It's a network."

He added: "I don't suspect one person, I suspect many people.

"I am confident that there are Thais involved but I am not saying it is just Thais or that there are foreigners."

Chief Pumpanmuang said it was not clear if a small second explosion on Tuesday was linked to the Erawan shrine attack.

Bangkok bombing: Shrine reopens after deadly blast

People light candles at Erawan shrine, site of Monday's deadly blast, in central Bangkok Credit: Reuters

A Bangkok shrine where an explosion killed 22 people has reopened to the public.

The authorities are hunting a man seen in a grainy security video who they say was the prime suspect in an attack they called the worst in the country's history.

A stream of people arrived at the Erawan Shrine at one of the capital's busiest intersections. People knelt in prayer and lit incense at the shrine and laid flowers.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha called the shrine bombing that also wounded more than 120 "the worst incident that has ever happened in Thailand" and promised to track down those responsible.

"There have been minor bombs or just noise, but this time they aimed for innocent lives," he said.

"They want to destroy our economy, our tourism."

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