Warrant sought for tenth Bangkok blast suspect

Bangkok, Sep 6 (IANS) Thai police are seeking a warrant for the arrest of a tenth suspect in connection with last month’s Bangkok shrine bombing, a media report said on Sunday.

Police investigators are likely to seek court permission to issue the warrant on Monday, The Nation online reported.

The tenth suspect had stayed with a foreign man identified as Adem Karadag, who was the first suspect arrested in connection with the August 17 attack in which 20 people were killed and over 150 others injured. Karadag was taken to Min Buri Prison on Saturday.

The tenth suspect stayed at the same apartment as Karadag, who was arrested on August 29 at a building in Bangkok’s Nong Chok district.

“The earliest police can seek an arrest warrant for the tenth suspect is on Monday,” an official said, adding that the police have a sketch of the man.

Royal Thai Police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said on Saturday that police were yet to identify the man’s nationality or name. But they believed he was also involved with the bombing.

So far in the investigation, nine arrest warrants have been issued.

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