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Malaysia arrests three suspects in connection with Bangkok blast: police

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A security guard checks a worshipper's bag at the Erawan Shrine (background) in Bangkok, Thailand, Sept 9, 2015. The explosion ripped through the Hindu shrine, killing 20 people and wounding more than 100.

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia has arrested three suspects in connection with the investigation into a bomb blast in central Bangkok last month that killed 20 people, police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said on Monday.

Two Malaysians and a Pakistani national were arrested and were assisting with the investigation, Mr Khalid told reporters. The arrests were made after a tip-off by Thai authorities, he said.

The explosion ripped through a Hindu shrine in the Thai capital on Aug 17, killing 20 people and wounding more than 100. Fourteen foreigners were among those killed.

REUTERS

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