The Latest on Bangkok: Suspect is conspirator, not bomber

The Latest on Bangkok: Suspect is conspirator, not bomber

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 4, 2015 at 2:32 a.m.


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BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation into the Aug. 17 bombing in the Thai capital (all times local):

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Thai police say a man arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted bomber of a Bangkok shrine.

The police announcement means the bomber is still at large.

National police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri says the DNA taken from the suspect did not match the DNA found on evidence that the bomber is believed to have left behind in a taxi and a motorcycle taxi he took after planting the device at the Erawan shrine on Aug. 17 that killed 20 people and wounded more than 120.

However, the suspect is definitely involved with the bombing, Prawut told reporters Friday.

He said his DNA was found in the two apartments on the outskirts of Bangkok that were raided by police, and where bomb-making materials were found.

The suspect — identified as Mieraili Yusufu and Yusufu Meerailee — faces charges of possessing unauthorized explosives.

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