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01:27 PM, August 31, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:46 PM, August 31, 2015

'Bomb-making material' found in 2nd Bangkok flat

Thai police say they have found bomb-making materials in a second apartment, after the arrest of a suspect in the explosion at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine.

Police spokesperson Prawut Thavornsiri said they had found "parts to make bombs and electric charges".

Two new arrest warrants have also been issued, for a 26-year-old Thai woman and a foreign man.

The 17 August blast, which the government called the worst such attack in Thailand, killed 20 people.

On Saturday, bomb materials were found in the home of an unnamed foreigner who was detained, police said.

The search of the second apartment in Bangkok's Min Buri district at the weekend was prompted by information from the detained suspect, according to the Bangkok Post.

"We found fertiliser bags, watches, radio controls," Prawut said. "These are bomb-making materials... nobody would keep urea fertiliser and gunpowder unless they wanted to make a bomb."

In the suspect's home on Saturday, police said they had found detonators, ball bearings and a metal pipe they believed was intended to hold a bomb.

The detained man is not, however, the suspect seen in CCTV footage at the Erawan Shrine just before the explosion.


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