Erawan Shrine attack: Suspects brought to court for start of Bangkok bombing trial

Bangkok: Two foreigners accused of carrying out a deadly bombing of a Bangkok landmark last year have been brought to a military court for the start of a highly anticipated trial.

File image of Bilal Mohammad, on his arrival at a military court in Bangkok in November. AP

File image of Bilal Mohammad, on his arrival at a military court in Bangkok in November. AP

The two men — Bilal Mohammad and Mieraili Yusufu — are facing 10 charges, including conspiracy to explode bombs and commit premeditated murder.

It is expected that they will enter their pleas on Tuesday, which will be followed by questioning and the formal trial. Police are hunting for another 15 suspects, but no progress has been announced.

Twenty people, including 14 foreign tourists, were killed and more than 120 injured in the 17 August bombing at the popular Erawan Shrine, one of the deadliest acts of violence in Bangkok in decades.

AP


Updated Date: Feb 16, 2016 11:09 AM

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