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Bangkok Bomb: Thai police name Adem Karadag as suspect arrested over blast that killed 20A further 125 were injured in the explosion at the Erawan Shrine
Police in Bangkok have named Adem Karadag as the man who they arrested earlier today as a suspect connected to a bomb which killed 20 people on 17 August.
Thai authorities say that Karadag is a 28-year-old Turkish national.
Thai police released an image of Adem Karadag alongside suspected bomb-making material which they say they found in his flatThe blast happened inside the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok’s Pathum Wan District and injured 125 people.
Thai police say that the arrest took place today after they raided an apartment which they believe was being used by the suspect in northern Bangkok. They say that they discovered suspected bomb-making materials inside the property.
Police chief Somyot Poompanmoung told reporters: “The bomb materials are the same, similar, or the same type” as those used in the bombings at the shrine.
Police had previously said they were looking for a man who appeared on CCTV footage of the incident as part of their investigation.