14 Sep 2015

Three arrested in connection with Bangkok bomb

3:39 pm on 14 September 2015

Malaysia has arrested three suspects in connection with the investigation into a bomb blast in central Bangkok last month that killed 20 people.

Thai soldiers and police inspect at the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015.

Police and soldiers at the scene of the deadly explosion in August. Photo: AFP

Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said two Malaysians and a Pakistani national had been arrested and were assisting with the investigation.

He said the arrests were made after a tip-off by Thai authorities.

The explosion ripped through a Hindu shrine in the Thai capital just over a month ago, killing six Thais and 14 foreigners, and wounding more than 100 people.