Bangkok Hindu Shrine Bombing
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Bangkok: As Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha talked about setting up of a "war room" to hunt the perpetrators of the attack, investigators have identified a suspect on CCTV near the site of explosion near the Hindu shrine in Bangkok that killed 21 people.Hunt is on for the suspect captured on CCTV footage, Thailand's junta chief said, as per an AFP report.

Thailand's junta chief on Tuesday said authorities are hunting a "suspect" seen on CCTV footage.The suspect is said to belong to an "anti-government group based in Thailand's northeast", the report added.Meanwhile, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha called the shrine bombing as the "worst incident that has ever happened in Thailand" and promised to "find the bombers".

Talking to the journalists on Tuesday morning, the PM said, "There have been minor bombs or just noise, but this time they aim for innocent lives. They want to destroy our economy, our tourism.""We haven't concluded who did this, but they definitely are bad people. No matter what their intentions are, they took lives of innocent people," he added.

The PM also said that he had seen the CCTV footage and the government was hurrying to find the suspects.Thailand's defence minister Prawit Wongsuwan also confirmed that the government had identified some suspects."It is much clearer who the bombers are, but I can't reveal right now. We have suspects. There are not many people," Prawit said on Tuesday.

He also claimed that the bombers targeted foreigners and targeted to hit the nation's tourism and economy.The explosion on Monday evening at the crowded Erawan Hindu Shrine in Thailand capital killed 21 and injured over 100. The attack site remains cordoned off as the debris from the blast lies scattered around the area. The security has been intensified across the capital but a state of emergency has not been imposed.The Hindu shrine that was targeted in the attack, is frequented by Buddhists too and is also popular with  tourists.

Courtesy : Zee News

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