Thai police refuse to release details in bomb blast case


Police in Thailand have left much to speculation regarding the recent bombing attack in the capital, Bangkok, saying they cannot release all the information so far obtained by the law enforcement body about the blast.

“I can’t disclose everything,” national police chief Somyot Poompanmoung said on Friday. “I have instructed police not to answer questions from the media,” he said.

“There’s a lot of progress [in the case],” he said of the police work on the attack, which targeted the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok and killed 20 people on Monday. He refused to release any further information, however.

An arrest warrant has been issued against the main suspect, an apparently young man seen wearing glasses and in a yellow T-shirt on CCTV footage placing a backpack under a bench at the shrine minutes before the explosion.

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