At Least 19 Die in Bombing at Popular Bangkok Shrine


At Least 19 Die in Bombing at Popular Bangkok Shrine




A bomb placed inside a Bangkok religious shrine frequented by tourists exploded Monday evening, killing at least 20 people, hurling body parts onto the pavement, shattering windows and creating panic in one of the city’s most popular districts.

At least 123 people were reported wounded in what Thailand’s top police official and others called a vicious act meant to target civilians.

The explosion came at a particularly busy time of day at the Erawan Shrine, an important tourist attraction in Bangkok’s main shopping area.

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