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Police: Man arrested over deadly Thai bombing was foreign

BANGKOK - A suspect arrested in Thailand's capital on Saturday in connection with a bombing that killed 20 in Bangkok 12 days ago was a foreign national, a police spokesman said.
The nationality of the man could not be confirmed, but he was a foreigner, national police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri told local television.Several television channels showed an image of a passport they said was found at the apartment in the northern Bangkok suburb where the man was arrested during a police raid. Reuters could not immediately confirm whether or not the passport was seized at the apartment.
The document appeared to be a Turkish passport, belonging to a man born in 1987. Police earlier said they had discovered possible bomb-making materials that could have been used in the evening attack in Bangkok's bustling commercial heart on Aug. 17.
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