Thai policemen patrol at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand’s military administration on August 18 announced that 15 suspects allegedly linked to a series of bombings in seven southern provinces are being detained in a military camp in Bangkok.

Meeting with reporters, Colonel Burin Tongprapai, a leading legal advisor to the military administration, said authorities have initially detained 17 suspects at a special military camp in Bangkok and then released two of them.

The two released suspects are to be recaptured and the whole group of 17 would likely be charged on August 19.

Tongprapai’s announcement showed the military played a leading role in the investigation into the serial bombings.

Thai authorities have neither disclosed the motivation behind these explosions nor the names of the arrested suspects.

No groups have voiced to admit the culprits of those serial bombings last week, which killed four people and injured dozens of others, including European tourists.

The military administration and police rejected the assumption that these bombings are international terror attacks and pointed to them as acts of sabotage.-VNA