An officer shows a photo of Yusufu Meerailee, who was arrested at Thailand’s eastern border in Sa Kaeo province (Photo: AFP/VNA)

A Thai court on September 3 issued an arrest warrant against a Chinese national in connection with a deadly bombing in Bangkok last month, reported Thai police.

Yusufu Meerailee, 25, is wanted on a charge of illegally possessing an unauthorised explosive ordnance device, according to an investigator from northern Bangkok’s Nong Chok district.

However, Government spokesman Winthai Suwaree named Meerailee on the same day as the suspect who was arrested on September 1 by army personnel at Thailand’s eastern border in Sa Kaeo province.

The explosion at Bangkok’s Erwan shrine on August 17 killed 20 people and injured more than 120. Another blast occurred at a Bangkok pier the following day, causing no injuries.

Local media earlier published a photo of the arrested man’s passport, which appeared to identify him as a Chinese national from Xinjiang region, although police have stated that they are unsure whether the passport is genuine or not.-VNA