Hirunews Logo
Thailand+rocked+by+11+bombs+in+one+day
Saturday, 13 August 2016 - 8:22
Thailand rocked by 11 bombs in one day
26

Shares
3,175

Views
Five provinces in Thailand have been hit by 11 bombings in less than a day, authorities say.

At least four Thai nationals have been killed and about 36 others were injured, including 10 foreigners, according to Anurak Amornpetchsathaporn with the Ministry of Public Health.

No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, and it's not clear if the bombings are connected.

Thai police say there's no evidence the attacks are related to international terrorism.

"These incidents are different from the usual terrorism acts. They are more local sabotage on certain locations and provinces," Deputy Police Spokesman Maj. Gen. Piyapan Pingmuang said at a news conference Friday.

Political unrest has in recent years roiled Thailand, resulting at times in protests. The series of blasts comes days before the first anniversary of the Erawan Shrine bombing, which killed 20 people, and five days after the country voted on a new constitution.
Pingmuang said the explosions are not linked to the Erawan bombing.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Thai Pongal festival held with glamour
Monday, 15 January 2018 - 12:07
Tamil Community around the world celebrated the Thai Pongal festival with glamour.Pongal is the harvest festival dedicated to the Sun. In accordance with... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
338 Views
10,131 Views
22 Views
1,075 Views
210 Views
11,718 Views
Top