Warrant Issued for 10th Bombing Suspect

Composite sketch released today by police as a court approved a warrant for a suspect identified as Abdullah Abdullahman.

BANGKOK — A court late this afternoon approved a warrant for the arrest of Abdullah Abdullahman, the 10th suspect sought in connection with last month’s bombing of the Erawan Shrine.

Little information was released about the latest suspect to emerge in the investigation or why he is considered a suspect, but a top police official said this evening the man was seen visiting an apartment police have said was used by those behind the attack.

Abdullahman, whose nationality is not identified in the warrant, is charged with possession of explosives. Police spokesman Lt. Prawuth Thawornsiri said that he had been spotted at the Poon Anan Apartments in the Nong Chok district, where on 29 Aug. a trove of bomb-making materials was discovered and the first suspect taken into custody.


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That man, Adem Karadag, is in a Min Buri district jail. The second suspect arrested Tuesday, Yusufu Mieraili, was transferred to civilian custody today by the military, which handed him over to the Bangkok Metropolitan Police in Bangkok today.

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Bombing suspect Yusufu Mieraili is transferred from military to police custody today at the Bangkok Metropolitan Police headquarters.

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Bombing suspect Yusufu Mieraili at Bangkok Metropolitan Police headquarters today.

Previous arrest warrants have been issued for suspects including the suspected shrine bomber, a man thought to have dumped a bomb into a canal, several named and unidentified Turkish nationals, Mieraili and a Thai Muslim woman from Phang Nga province.

The attack killed 20 people and injured 150, mostly foreign tourists.

A third suspect was also arrested Tuesday, a Thai Muslim man from Narathiwat province named Gamarudeng Saho.

 

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