A bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok on Monday evening, killing 15 people, said Thai police. At least 78 people were injured.
Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital.
The first explosive device went off near a Skytrain station. A second one was found near the Erawan Shrine and the bomb squad was deactivating a third as of 9pm.
Thailand’s Defence Minister said the bomb had targeted “foreigners” to try to damage the vital tourist industry. “It was a TNT bomb… the people who did it targeted foreigners and to damage tourism and the economy,” Prawit Wongsuwong said.
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