Thailand Says Bangkok Bomb Unlikely Linked To Global Terror

Thai police released this sketch of the man suspected of having planted the bomb.

Thai police released this sketch of the man suspected of having planted the bomb.

Thai police released this sketch of the man suspected of having planted the bomb.

Thailand’s government on Thursday said the Bangkok bomb that killed 20 people was not likely to be the work of a global terror group although a foreigner has been identified as the chief suspect. It’s unlikely that it’s the work of an international terrorist group,” Colonel Winthai Suvaree, a government spokesman said adding that “Chinese people were not the direct target.” Chinese nationals were among the dead after Monday’s blast at Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok, which has left residents fearful of another attack and dealt a blow to the nation’s vital tourism sector. An arrest warrant has been issued for one unidentified man seen on CCTV footage leaving a backpack at the shrine shortly before the blast. A reward of one million baht ($28,000) has been offered for information leading to the main suspects arrest. However, there are indications he was driven to the airport after the attack and may well have fled.

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