Tuesday 19 September 2017

Bangkok bombing suspect being uncooperative, police say

Adem Karadag at a police station in Bangkok
Adem Karadag at a police station in Bangkok

Thai police say the man arrested in connection with Bangkok's deadly bombing is being uncooperative and would remain in military custody for at least seven days.

National police spokesman Prawuth Thavornsiri said that authorities "think he is not telling us the truth".

The unnamed foreigner was arrested on Saturday after police raided an apartment he was in where they found bomb-making equipment and fake passports.

It was the first possible breakthrough in the investigation into the August 17 blast at the Erawan Shrine, which killed 20 people, more than half of whom were foreigners, and injured more than 120 people.

Mr Prawuth said his nationality and motive were still not known.

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