BANGKOK, Sept 15 : The perpetrators of last month's deadly Bangkok bombing were a network that trafficked Uighur Muslims and launched the attack in anger at Thailand's crackdown on the trade, police said on Tuesday.
No group has claimed responsibility for the Aug. 17 bombing at the Erawan Shrine that killed 20 people, an attack police chief Somyot Pumpanmuang ruled out as revenge for Thailand's forced repatriation in July of 109 Uighurs to China.
Thai official statements on the possible motive have been sketchy and Somyot did not say what evidence investigators were basing their latest assessment on.
"It's about a human trafficking network that has been destroyed," he told reporters. ?REUTERS