Bangkok: Thai military pronounced Monday they were seeking dual new suspects — a Thai lady and a unfamiliar male of different nationality — in a widening review into Bangkok’s lethal bombing dual weeks ago.
In a televised statement, military expelled a blueprint of a woman’s Thai marker label — display a immature lady in a black headscarf — and a blueprint of a male whose nationality was unknown.
The growth came after military arrested a male from an unit in Bangkok’s hinterland on Saturday and seized bomb-making apparatus that enclosed detonators, round orientation and a steel siren believed to be a explosve casing. More bomb-making materials were found in a second unit during a raid Sunday in a circuitously apartment.
National military orator Prawuth Thavornsiri pronounced Monday a second unit that was raided, in a community famous as Min Buri, was rented by a Thai woman, who is being sought. They identified a lady as Wanna Suansun and pronounced she was 26 years old.
He pronounced a male is believed to have lived in a apartment, where military found fertiliser, gun powder, digital clocks and remote-controlled cars whose tools can be used for detonation, among other items, Prawuth said.
“These are bomb-making materials,” Prawuth said. “Nobody would keep urea fertilizer and gunpowder unless they wanted to make a bomb.”
Saturday’s detain was a initial probable breakthrough in a review into a 17 Aug blast during a Erawan Shrine, that killed 20 people, some-more than half of whom were foreigners, and harmed some-more than 120 others.
Much stays different about a suspect, including his nationality, his motive, his attribute to a purported bombing network or if he was plotting an attack, Prawuth said, adding that another conflict was “possible” since military found 10 detonators.
“We still have to work out a details,” he said. “But we are really certain he’s partial of a network” that carried out a bombing.
On Sunday, Prawuth pronounced military were operative with “a series of embassies” and interpreters to try to settle a man’s nationality, adding that he did not pronounce Thai though spoke some English.
Authorities have dodged questions about either a think is believed to be Turkish, observant that he was roving on a feign passport. Images circulated online after his detain of a feign Turkish pass with a apparent suspect’s picture.
The Turkish Embassy in Bangkok could not immediately be reached for comment. A Turkish supervision orator contacted over a weekend in Istanbul pronounced he had no information on a think or any probable Turkish couple to a attack.
The blast during a Erawan Shrine was rare in a Thai capital, where smaller bombs have been employed in domestic domestic assault over a past decade, though not in an bid to means large-scale casualties.