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Second suspect in gold store blast held

Update: June, 23/2012 - 08:03

HA NOI — Police yesterday apprehended a second suspect allegedly involved in a bungled robbery attempt at Hoang Tin Gold Shop on Thursday.

Following an explosion outside the shop from a suspected home-made bomb, 11 people were injured on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street in Ha Noi's Ba Dinh District.

The man arrested yesterday, 20-year-old Ta Hai Ha, from northern Bac Giang Province, is the half-brother of Ta Van Thanh, 25, who was arrested shortly after the explosion.

Police claim Ha admitted to making the bomb with his half-brother a month before the robbery attempt.

After the bomb exploded, Ha took a motorbike taxi to his home province. —VNS

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