Bangkok Bombings

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Above: August 18, 2015 – Police approach the cordoned-off blast site at Rajaprasong.

Day Three: August 19, 2015

Bangkok Bombing: ‘Facebook Prophet’ Meets With Police
…Pongpob confirmed he is indeed Facebook user “Wichawate Pornpromraksa,” which posted a status on Thursday warning people in Bangkok to beware of unspecified incident between Friday and Tuesday…

Prime Minister Prayuth urges bombers who attacked Bangkok this week to turn themselves in for their own safety, saying, otherwise, they could be killed

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Sukhumvit Road Reopens After BTS Nana Bomb Scare

Police seal off traffic lanes on Sukhumvit road from Soi 7-9 as a suspicious object was found placed in the area

Somyot says Ratchaprasong bomber aided by some Thais
…Security at China Town was boosted with patrol police and soldiers conducted foot patrol along the road to ensure safety for tourists.
He said it was impossible for a foreigner to come into Bangkok and would able to know where to go and how to ride motorcycle across the bridge…

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Special bomb use indicates different suspect group
[This report attempts to add to the mystique of the Erawan Shrine.]
…Buildings on the periphery of the blast such as the Police General Hospital, Gaysorn Plaza and the Hyatt Erawan Hote, some 50-100 metres away, suffered glass damage from debris and the force of the explosion.
But surprisingly, the main Erawan Shrine which sits only five metres from the deadly explosion site, suffered only slight damage.

Day Two: August 18, 2015

Myanmar citizens warned to avoid 10 Bangkok danger zones
…The areas specified were the intersections at Ratchaprasong, Pathuwan, Sala Daeng, Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, and Tuek Chai; Khao San Road, Victory Monument, Benjasiri Park, Soi Thong Lor and Sukhumvit Road…
23 nations issue Thailand travel advisories

More than 900,000 Brits visit Thailand even though it’s regarded as dangerous

Second bomb is similar to Ratchaprasong bomb

Hong Kong warns its residents to avoid travel to Bangkok

Video that seems to show the bombing suspect leaving a backpack at the Rajaprasong blast site

Attack on tourist sites continues: Powerful bomb thrown at pier beneath the Taksin bridge
…Witnesses near the bridge said hundreds of small pellets were strewn into all directions from the explosion which they said was a pipe bomb…

BREAKING VIDEO Second blast targets Sathorn pier

Bomb tossed at Sathorn pier, no injuries

Bangkok Bombing: Junta Chairman Says He Was Misquoted by AFP

Thai PBS: “Prayut condemns bomb attacker a bad guy”

Sky News: Thai Bombs Try To ‘Bend Country Out Of Shape’

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Above: August 18, 2015 – Blast site at Rajaprasong.

Day One: August 17, 2015

Slate: Bombing in Bangkok Is Just One Sign of Thailand’s Fragile, Dangerous Political Situation

Breitbart: Thailand Bombing: Islamic Separatists Rarely Claim Credit, Linked to ISIS/Al Qaeda

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Video 2 (dashcam)
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Video 4 (walking on the skybridge)

Death toll rises to 19: Erawan centre

Update: 18 killed, 117 hurt as bomb blast rocks Bangkok tourist attraction

Thai PBS: Death toll from bomb explosion at Rajprasong intersection rose to 16 with seven of them died at the scene of the blast

Update: 16 killed, 81 hurt as bomb blast rocks Bangkok tourist attraction

Police chief says 16 killed in blast

The Independent: Tourists ‘targeted’ as 27 people killed at Erawan shrine (Later, it was changed to: Bangkok bomb as it happened: Number confirmed dead rises to 19 as tourists ‘targeted’ at Erawan shrine)

The Independent: Bangkok bombing Q&A: How many British travellers are in Thailand? Is it safe to travel to the country?

Scores killed, hurt as bomb blast rocks Bangkok tourist attraction

Two dead as bomb rocks central Bangkok: AFP

Bomb kills at least seven, wounds over 30

Also:

Notable terrorist incidents in Thailand – 1970-2007

More about the area:

Pre-1987: A visit to the old Erawan Hotel

2006: Destruction of the Phra Prom statue

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