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Asia Pacific In Bangkok bomb probe, taxi drivers are city's eyes and ears

An informal collaboration between police and more than 100,000 motorcycle taxi drivers has informed the footwork that led authorities to detain suspects in the case. Twenty people died when a bomb exploded at a Hindu shrine two weeks ago. 

Charles Dharapak/AP

Kasem Pooksuwan heard a loud noise and looked up to see a plume of smoke. It must be an electrical fire, he thought. But he had little time to think, because a customer wearing a bright yellow shirt had arrived at his motorcycle taxi stand and needed a ride. 

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