Thai police says the suspect could have carried the bomb to the shrine

Thai police investigating the deadly Erawan Shrine bombing in Bangkok say fingerprints on possible bomb-making equipment found at the weekend match those of a man detained on Tuesday.

They believe the foreign man, arrested close to the Cambodian border, is a key part of a network behind the attack. Police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said he could have carried the bomb to the Bangkok flat or the shrine itself.

He also said an eighth arrest warrant had now been issued over the blast.

Mr. Prawut said the new suspect was Emrah Davutoglu, a Turkish man and the husband of Thai suspect Wanna Suansan. Her name was on the lease of one of the flats raided at the weekend. But a woman claiming to be Ms. Suansan told AFP news agency from Turkey on Tuesday that she had not been in Thailand for three months.

No claim of responsibility has been made for the 17 August bomb, which killed 20 people. Two foreign men are now in detention. Police have not confirmed their nationalities. (BBC)