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Thailand: CCTV catches suspect leave backpack at bomb site01:00

Thailand: CCTV catches suspect leave backpack at bomb site

Thailand, Bangkok
August 18, 2015 at 03:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thai police have released video footage of the key suspect of the bomb blast at the Hindu Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Monday, which killed 22 people and injured 123. The footage shows a man wearing a yellow T-shirt leave a black backpack at the shrine and walking away moments before the bomb blast.

Bangkok has been on high alert after 22 people were killed and further 123 injured after a bomb exploded at the Erawan Shrine in the Thai capital on Monday, followed by an explosive device being thrown onto a pedestrian walkway from Bangkok's Taksin Bridge, which missed its target and exploded inside the water causing no casualties.

At least eight foreigners are among those killed in Monday's blast. Police have also said that they had found and defused two similar bombs close to the Erawan Shrine. According to Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, the perpetrators intended to damage the economy and Thailand's tourism sector. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Thai police have released video footage of the key suspect of the bomb blast at the Hindu Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Monday, which killed 22 people and injured 123. The footage shows a man wearing a yellow T-shirt leave a black backpack at the shrine and walking away moments before the bomb blast.

Bangkok has been on high alert after 22 people were killed and further 123 injured after a bomb exploded at the Erawan Shrine in the Thai capital on Monday, followed by an explosive device being thrown onto a pedestrian walkway from Bangkok's Taksin Bridge, which missed its target and exploded inside the water causing no casualties.

At least eight foreigners are among those killed in Monday's blast. Police have also said that they had found and defused two similar bombs close to the Erawan Shrine. According to Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, the perpetrators intended to damage the economy and Thailand's tourism sector. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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