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Thai police name suspect in blast

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Police identified a Thai man on Friday as a suspect in their investigation into attacks that killed four people and wounded dozens in a wave of bombings in Thailand’s south a week ago.

Deputy national police spokesman Kissana Phatanacharoen identified the suspect as Ahama Lengha from Narathiwat province near Thailand’s border with Malaysia.

A Thai military court issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday for a then unidentified suspect for attempting to bomb a beach in the tourist island of Phuket.

Kissana said Ahama has not yet been taken into custody and it was not known if he was still in the country. “We have only issued one arrest warrant in relation to the bomb attacks, and that is for Ahama.

It’s because it is clear that he is linked to what happened,” Kissana told reporters. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombings, which came days after Thais voted to accept a military-backed constitution.

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