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Bangkok bomb suspect 'has fled to Turkey'

A key suspect in the Bangkok bombing has fled to Turkey, say police in Thailand.

Earlier on Monday, two men and a woman were detained in Malaysia in connection with last month's bomb blast which killed 20 and injured more than 120..

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22 dead and 123 injured in Bangkok bombing

Investigators scour the scene for clues near the Erawan shrine on Tuesday. Credit: Reuters

22 people, including eight foreigners, have now died following Monday's Bangkok bombing, police have said.

Thai authorities have not ruled out any groups being responsible for the attack, believed to be carried out using a pipe bomb. The country's army chief said the attack did not match tactics used by southern insurgents.

Police teams were deployed to the scene early on Tuesday, some wearing white gloves and carrying plastic bags, searching for clues.

"Police are not ruling out anything including (Thai) politics and the conflict of ethnic Uighurs who, before this, Thailand sent back to China," National Police Chief Somyot Pumpanmuang told reporters.

National police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said the death toll stood at 22, with 123 people wounded.

Three Chinese were among the dead, two Hong Kong residents, two people from Malaysia and one from the Philippines, officials said.

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