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Workers clean up debris from the site of the explosion on August 18, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. Last night a bomb explosion in the centre of Bangkok, which went off next to the Erawan Shrine killed at least 21 people and hundreds more injured. (Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images
Workers clean up debris from the site of the explosion on August 18, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. Last night a bomb explosion in the centre of Bangkok, which went off next to the Erawan Shrine killed at least 21 people and hundreds more injured. (Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images
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Investigators in Thailand believe a man seen in a security video wearing a yellow t-shirt and carrying a backpack set off a deadly explosion yesterday. The blast at a central Bangkok shrine killed at least 20 people and injured more than 100 others. The video appears to show the man sitting on a bench at the crowded shrine. Then he takes off the backpack and walks away.

Here & Now's Meghna Charkarbarti speaks with Michael Kugelman of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to get an update on the search for the bomber and possible motivations behind the attack.

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  • Michael Kugelman, senior program associate for South and Southeast Asia in the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars.

This segment aired on August 18, 2015.

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