An expert cleans an altar with a statue of Hindu god Brahma at the Erawan shrine, the site of a deadly blast, in central Bangkok, Thailand, August 18, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha Thai authorities said on Tuesday they were looking for a suspect seen on closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage near a renowned shrine where a bomb blast killed 22 people, including nine foreigners from several Asian countries. The government said the attack during the Monday evening rush hour, in the capital’s bustling commercial hub, was aimed at destroying the economy. No one has claimed responsibility. National police chief Somyot Pumpanmuang said the suspect was wearing a yellow shirt and could be Thai or a foreigner. “That man was carrying a backpack and walked past the scene at the time of the incident. But we need to look at the before and after CCTV footage to see if there is a link,” Somyot told a news conference. Police earlier said they had not ruled out any group, including elements opposed to the military government, for the bombing at the Erawan shrine on Monday evening, although officials said the attack did not match the tactics of Muslim insurgents in the south. Prime…
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