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Thai authorities expand search for bombing perpetrators, seek suspect in China

  • Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office Secretary General Seehanart Prayoonrat speaks as he displays a chart of money flows of people suspected of links to the Aug. 17 bombing in the Thai capital Bangkok that killed 20 people during a press conference in Bangkok Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. He said the money came from two foreign countries, but declined to name them. Acknowledging that some of the money could be for personal use, he said his agency had evidence that some of it had been used to buy materials used in the bombing, mostly at electricity shops. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office Secretary General Seehanart Prayoonrat speaks as he displays a chart of money flows of people suspected of links to the Aug. 17 bombing in the Thai capital Bangkok that killed 20 people during a press conference in Bangkok Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. He said the money came from two foreign countries, but declined to name them. Acknowledging that some of the money could be for personal use, he said his agency had evidence that some of it had been used to buy materials used in the bombing, mostly at electricity shops. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office Secretary General Seehanart Prayoonrat, center right, displays a chart of money flows of people suspected of links to the Aug. 17 bombing in the Thai capital Bangkok that killed 20 people during a press conference in Bangkok ,Thailand. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. He said the money came from two foreign countries, but declined to name them. Acknowledging that some of the money could be for personal use, he said his agency had evidence that some of it had been used to buy materials used in the bombing, mostly at electricity shops. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office Secretary General Seehanart Prayoonrat, center right, displays a chart of money flows of people suspected of links to the Aug. 17 bombing in the Thai capital Bangkok that killed 20 people during a press conference in Bangkok ,Thailand. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. He said the money came from two foreign countries, but declined to name them. Acknowledging that some of the money could be for personal use, he said his agency had evidence that some of it had been used to buy materials used in the bombing, mostly at electricity shops. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

Thai authorities are casting a wider net in the search for the perpetrators of the Aug. 17 bombing in Bangkok that killed 20 people, asking China to check whether a prime suspect had fled there.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has confirmed reports that a man carrying a Chinese passport in the name Abudureheman Abudusataer had gone from Thailand on Aug. 16 to Bangladesh and continued on to China. Prayuth said Friday that he did not know whether China would hand over the suspect if or when he was arrested.

Bangladesh's ambassador to Thailand confirmed to reporters that the suspect left Bangladesh on Aug. 30 and was supposed to transit in Delhi on his way to China but never got to his final destination.