Manhunt continues for Bangkok bomber

Manhunt continues for Bangkok bomber

Thai police say they are looking for more than one suspect after Monday’s bombing in Bangkok after CCTV footage appeared to show the perpetrator.

Officials say footage of a man in a yellow t-shirt leaving a black rucksack at exactly the spot where the device exploded was undoubtedly the bomber.

But they believe the attacker would have had accomplices and a manhunt is underway to find those behind the bombing which killed 22 and injured over 100.

National police spokesman, Prawut Thawornsiri, said: “We are also looking for other suspects in connection with the blast. These types of attacks are not usually planned by one person alone.”

The Erawan Hindu shrine that was targeted in the attack has reopened and the one British victim has been named as 19-year-old Vivian Chan, a law student resident in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong has advised its citizens against all but essential travel to Bangkok – a step the British foreign Office has not taken, although it urges caution.

No one has admitted responsibility for Monday’s attack and yesterday another pipe bomb was thrown into the river close to the Sathorn Pier.

No one was hurt, although Thai officials said had the device not landed in the water there would have been casualties.

The Thai government believes this week’s attack was a direct assault on the country’s tourism sector and economy.


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