first_imgMeanwhile, tourism chiefs have reported an estimated loss Meanwhile, tourism chiefs have reported an estimated loss of 1.33 million foreign tourists and potential income of 64 billion baht after the blast. The Tourism and Sports Ministrysaid it would launch international media and promotional campaigns to restore confidence in Thailand and urge foreign visitors to come back from September to December this year. The bomb blast at Ratchaprasong intersection in the heart of Bangkok was described as the worst attack on Thai soil in recent memory. On August 18, a second bomb went off near Sathorn Pier but caused no casualties. To date, authorities have arrested two suspects, including Mieraili. Other person arrested in the case has been identified as Adem Karadag, who carries what appears to be a fake Turkish passport. The alleged mastermind, Abu Dustar Abdulrahman or Izan, is reported to have flown out via Suvarnabhumi Airport on August 16. His air ticket showed he was headed for Bangladesh, Nation paper said. The two Indians picked up by Thai police were released yesterday after authorities found everything in order following their interrogation in connection with the case. PTI JB NSAlast_img

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