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Police name pair sought after Bangkok blast

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A man and a woman in a Muslim headscarf seen in security-camera footage at a Nonthaburi apartment where a powerful explosion occurred on Tuesday have been identified by police.

Police have linked them to suspicious activities and acquired arrest warrants for them.

The man is identified as Kasi Ditthanarat, 48, who has changed his name seven times and was once wanted by police in Narathiwat for alleged fraud. The woman is Amphorn Jaikorn, 61, a retired government teacher also based in the southern province, police sources said yesterday.

They said Kasi borrowed a Toyota pickup truck with Narathiwat licence plate Kor Khor 3898 from his brother. The vehicle was seen being used by suspected bomb-maker Samai Wongsuwan, who was killed by Tuesday’s explosion in Room 202 of Samarn Metta Mansion. The security footage was compared to a mugshot of Kasi to identify him. After the explosion, Kasi withdrew money from a cash machine in a province in the Central twice for a total of Bt50,000.

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