Monday, August 17, 2015

Bomb Explodes Near Shrine In Bangkok

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.

Read more at CNN, BBC News, The Telegraph, The Guardian and CBC News.

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