Malaysia detains 8 suspects, including 4 Uighurs, in connection with Bangkok blast

September 23, 2015 6:17 AM

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A senior Malaysian police official says eight people, including four believed to be ethnic Uighurs, have been detained in connection with last month's bombing of a shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 people.

National deputy police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim says the eight were detained in the past week in Kuala Lumpur as well as in northeastern Kelantan state.

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