Investigation links bomb suspect's mistress to city blasts

Security agencies believe the man caught on CCTV at Phramongkutklao Hospital the day of the bombing is the actual bomber - and that he is Watana Pumret, a 62-year-old retired electricity company employee. (Photos provided)

A woman identified as a mistress of Watana Pumret, the chief suspect in the May 22 bombing at Phramongkutklao Hospital, was likely involved in the attack as well as others to which he had confessed, a security source said Sunday.

"The security authorities aren't totally convinced Mr Watana acted alone as he claims. Over the five years of his bomb attack operations, it is believed he received assistance from others, or that his moves were known by others," said Col Burin Thongprapai, an army staff judge advocate.

He said soldiers have completed questioning Mr Watana, a 62-year-old retired engineer, and will hand over him to police tomorrow.

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