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Bangkok Bomb Blast could involve “Foreigner”

Thai Police have today released a photo fit of a “foreigner” they believe could be the culprit of a bomb attack on Monday. The bomb was placed at a shrine in Bangkok, and killed 22.Police are working with the theory that the man, who was seen wearing a yellow shirt and carrying a black rucksack, could be from either Europe or the Middle East. The man left the black rucksack, thought to contain the bomb, at the  Erawan shrine which is in the middle of the City commercial district 20 minutes before the bomb detonated, killing 22 people and wounding over 120 more.

Thai Police released this photofit of a man they believe to be from Europe or the Middle East

Thai Police released this photofit of a man they believe to be from Europe or the Middle East

Alongside the blurry CCTV picture of the suspect is two others with him. Thai police currently believe that the two could be accomplaces, and are wanting anyone with information on them to come forwards. The reward for information on the suspect stands at 1 million baht (£28,000).

It is thought that 11 of the people killed in the attack were foreigners from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. It was earlier announced today that the British Government believe that one victim was 19 year old Vivian Chang, who had been in London studying law away from her native country of Hong Kong.

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The Victim: Vivian Chan (photo courtesy of the BBC)

The Victim: Vivian Chan (photo courtesy of the BBC)

Yesterday, a bomb attack was thought to have been linked to Mondays bombing occurred at Bangkok pier. No one was hurt.

Today, Buddhist monks prayed at the shrine which has served as a popular tourist destination for those wishing to see the countries unusual combination of Hinduism and Buddhism as it reopened. The area around the site has been mostly restored.

As of yet, no one group has admitted participation, and the Thai Police have not named any group they believe to be behind the bombing.

 

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