THAILAND: Police arrest Turkish Muslim suspect in Bangkok bombings that killed 20 and injured hundreds

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Police have arrested Turkish (Muslim) national over Hindu shrine blast that left 20 dead and scores wounded after finding ‘bomb making materials in his apartment.’ Officers say Adem Karadag fits the description of the man  seen on CCTV leaving a rucksack near the scene of the massive explosion.

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UK Mirror (h/t Barbara R)  Officers raided an apartment in northern Bangkok this morning and found possible bomb-making equipment. National police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said the suspect – named by authorities as Adem Karadag – was a foreign national who “looks like the one we are looking for.”

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As images emerged of Karadag in handcuffs, Thavornsiri added: “They also found a lot of materials which can be used to make bombs.” Police say Karadag is Turkish, and several Thai TV channels showed an image of a passport reportedly found in the apartment during the police raid.

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A blast tore through the crowded Erawan Shrine in the Thai capital on August 17, killing 20 people including one Brit. Following the attack, police released CCTV images of their prime suspect – a young man with shaggy dark hair, dressed in a yellow shirt and seen dropping off a backpack before casually leaving the scene. Minutes later, the bomb went off.

The military government said the bombing was an attack aimed at hurting Thailand’s troubled economy, and authorities had offered a $85,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the main suspect.

Officials have had different theories about the identity of the man, saying he could be foreign, or a Thai man pretending to be foreign. Police have been criticised for providing contradictory information, and it was reported yesterday that authorities had not checked some CCTV footage taken minutes after the blast, which featured a man dressed like the chief suspect.

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