A Buddhist monk performs a ritual at the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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A central Bangkok shrine where a deadly bomb blast killed 20 people reopened Wednesday to the public as authorities searched for a man seen in a grainy security video who they say is the prime suspect in an attack authorities called the worst in the Thailand's history.The images were apparently taken from closed-circuit video at the shrine before the bomb exploded.Thai authorities identified five victims as Thai and four as Chinese -- two of them from Hong Kong -- along with two Malaysians and one Singaporean, and said the nationalities of the other eight victims remained unknown.Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said authorities had no idea an attack had been planned.Thailand has seen many violent attacks in recent years, particularly in a more-than-decade-long insurgency by Muslim separatists that has killed over 5,000 in the country's south. Those attacks have never reached the capital, however.Bangkok has seen politically charged violence in the past decade; the deadliest, in 2010, killed more than 90 over two months and was centered on the same intersection where Monday's bomb went off. But none of those attacks included a bomb that seemed intended to produce mass casualties.
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