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Man arrested at border is involved in two bombings in Bangkok

Royal Thai Police spokesman Pol Lt Gen Prawut Thavoirnsiri said before noon today that the suspect who was arrested at Aranyaprathet border yesterday was involved in two bomb explosions in Bangkok.

man arrested for two bombingsHe said the man was arrested while trying to escape into the Cambodian border through illegal exit channel.

Latest forensic examination conducted on this man showed that his finger prints matched the fingers that forensic police discovered from inside the rented room at Poon Anant apartment in Nong Chok district.

He said the finding indicated strongly that he might be the man who either assembled the explosive in the room or carried the bomb to hand over to the man in yellow shirt who was sen in a video footage planting the bomb near the Erawan shrine.

He also said he might be the man in the yellow shirt but added this needed to be examined further as it needed to be identified by some witnesses.

But in this stage, the spokesman said the man was involved in the two bombings.

Pol Lt Gen Prawut called on pedestrians or visitors who were seen in the same video footage at the Erawan shrine aiming their cameras or video cameras at the shrine with the yellow shirt man also in focus, to give their clips to the police as they might produce clearer images of the bomb suspect in yellow shirt.

All their informations would be kept confidential, he said.

Meanwhile deputy prime minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan said the suspect arrested by soldiers near the Cambodian border yesterday resembled the yellow shirted bomb suspect.

But he said more examination needed to confirm he is the same person.

Royal Thai Police commissioner Pol Gen Somyot Poompunmoung also said today the nationality of the man is still unknown as he carried fake passport.

But he affirmed that the bombings were cooperated by some Thai people.

Thai PBS

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