Bangkok bombing likely to be linked to an international terrorist network

  • Bangkok bombing likely to be linked to an international terrorist network

    Aug 20, 2015 - Thailand’s military junta has said that the bombing of the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok is likely to be linked to an international terrorist network. According to media reports, the police said that at least 10 people might be involved in the blasts that claimed 20 lives and left 125 injured. According to an arrest warrant issued by a Thai court, an unnamed male foreigner is the chief suspect. Meanwhile, Royal Thai Police Commissioner General Somyot Poompanmoung said that the operation was conducted by a big network.

    Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine reopens

    Aug 19, 2015 - The Erawan Shrine, a Hindu site in Bangkok, which was struck by two powerful explosions on Monday, has reopened. According to media reports, the shrine, which opened at 08:00 local time, saw a few people entering it to place flowers in front of a slightly damaged idol of Brahma.

    More than 20 people were killed and many injured in the explosions. The police of Thailand said that the main suspect in the incident was a man who was seen entering the temple with a backpack however leaving without it.

    Twin blasts rock Bangkok, 27 dead

    Bangkok, Aug 18 2015 - At least 27 people were killed in two bomb blasts outside a popular Brahma temple in a crowded business district in Bangkok. Among the dead were four foreigners. According to media reports, the government believes that the blasts that occurred outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district were aimed at damaging the tourism industry and the economy. The twin blasts occurred within a space of minutes and spread panic among the people who fled from the area. Meanwhile, the Defense Minister of Thailand, Prawit Wongsuwan, has promised to hunt down those responsible for the deadly attack.

    Bangkok, Aug 17 2015 - A bomb on a motorcycle exploded on Monday (17th Aug) just outside a Hindu Erawan Shrine in the centre of the Thai capital, killed 27 people, including foreign tourists.

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