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Suspects plotted Bangkok blasts in neighbouring country - Thai DPM

Last update: 14/08/2019
By Linda Khoo

BANGKOK, Aug 14 (Bernama) — Thai police believe that the suspects involved in a series of bombings in Bangkok on Aug 2 had hatched their plans in a “neighbouring country”, said Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan.

He said investigations revealed that some of the suspects had fled to the neighbouring country after the explosions.

“We believe there are more suspects. However, they fled to a neighbouring country.

“The police will coordinate with their counterparts,” he told a press conference here today.

He said the police are making progress in their investigations and should be given some time to do their job.

However, he did not name the neighbouring country.

Meanwhile, deputy police spokesman Col Krissana Pattanacharoen said four suspects were today charged with arson, illegal procession of explosives and involvement in organised crime.

So far, six men have been charged in connection with the bombings in Bangkok on Aug 2.

On Aug 8, two men who planted a bomb at the sidewalk near the Royal Thai Police headquarters a day before the series of bombings in Bangkok were charged with attempted murder, illegal possession of explosives and involvement in organised crime.

The two men, from Narathiwat, southern Thailand, are among 15 people from a network connected to the series of explosions and arson in Bangkok.

On Aug 2, police found nine bombs, including unexploded devices, at five locations in the capital city after several small explosions left four people injured while Bangkok was hosting the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.


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