Multiple Explosions Shake Bangkok
At least six small bombs exploded in Bangkok on Sunday, killing two and injuring at least 30. Many believe opponents of Thailand’s military regime are to blame in what appears to be the world’s second major case of domestic terrorism in two days, following an explosion at an airport in Madrid on Saturday.
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A series of bomb or grenade explosions in the Thai capital has killed two people and injured about 30 others, including at least eight foreigners.
A first spate of six attacks occurred at sites across Bangkok as streets were filling up late afternoon local time ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Just before midnight, at least two further blasts rocked the city centre.
The Thai authorities had cancelled all public celebrations for New Year’s Eve after the first devices went off.
Police do not believe foreign groups or militants from the Muslim south are to blame, says the BBC’s Jonathan Head.
Our Bangkok correspondent says many Thais suspect the attacks were the work of opponents of the current military government, which forced Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from office in September. …
Two British men, three Hungarians, two Serbs and an American are receiving hospital treatment but none were thought to be in a serious condition, officials quoted by Reuters news agency said.
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