Up to 22 people are reported to have been killed, and over 100 others wounded, by a bomb that exploded next to a Hindu shrine in central Bangkok, Thailand. The Erawan Shrine is popular with tourists, and was crowded at the time of the blast. The explosive device was reportedly a pipe bomb wrapped in cloth.
No one has yet claimed responsibility. There is a Muslim insurgency in southern Thailand, but they are not known for attacking in other parts of the country.
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