Bangkok blast: Suspect fled to Turkey, police say

2015-09-14 13:31
Thai rescue workers carry an injured person after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok. (File: AFP)

Thai rescue workers carry an injured person after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok. (File: AFP)

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Bangkok - Thai police say a key suspect in the August 17 bombing at a Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people has fled to Turkey.

Police had previously said the man, carrying a Chinese passport in the name Abudureheman Abudusataer, may have directed the bombing of the Erawan Shrine. They had discovered that he left Thailand on August 16 for Bangladesh, and speculated that he might have gone to China.

However, national police spokesperson Prawut Thavornsiri said on Monday that information gathered by Thai police and Bangladeshi officials showed that the man departed Bangladesh on August 30 and travelled to Istanbul in Turkey as his final destination, via Delhi and Abu Dhabi.

Several of the suspects in the bombing case are believed to be Turkish.

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